Energy Transfer LP is developing a large-scale LNG export facility in Lake Charles, Louisiana located on the Calcasieu ship channel. The project will convert Energy Transfer’s existing Lake Charles LNG import and regasification terminal to an LNG export facility, providing a cost advantage over other proposed LNG projects on the Gulf Coast.

The project is fully permitted for three 5.5 MPTA liquefaction trains which will utilize existing infrastructure. It will also benefit from abundant natural gas supply and proximity to major pipeline infrastructure, including Energy Transfer’s vast pipeline network. The project is estimated to create up to 5,000 jobs during construction and 200 full-time positions when fully operational.

FOOTPRINT EXPANSION

This fully permitted project will add 240 acres to Lake Charles LNG’s overall footprint which will allow for the development of a liquefaction and export facility. It is the only brownfield project among those in the pre-FID process, which it is expected to reach by the end of 2022.

The ability to recapitalize existing assets provides a cost advantage over other proposed LNG projects on the Gulf Coast, with ready access to U.S. gas supply through existing connections to Henry Hub, and connectivity to Energy Transfer’s vast network of natural gas pipelines.

Fully Permitted Project

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) granted its approval in 2015, with authorization from the U.S. Department of Energy to export up to 2.33 billion cubic feet per day of natural gas (or 16.45 million metric tons of LNG per annum). It is one of the few proposed LNG export projects along the Gulf Coast that is fully permitted.

Economic Benefit for Louisiana

Construction is expected to bring about thousands of jobs and related economic activity to benefit the region. The project is estimated to create up to 5,000 local jobs during construction and 200 full-time positions when fully operational.

Environmentally Sensitive

The technology proposed for the project is designed to make it one of the most efficient and cleanest operating LNG facilities in the United States with air emissions expected to be well below both U.S. and Louisiana state limits. By using existing infrastructure, including Energy Transfer's vast pipeline network, the new project will further mitigate environmental impacts from new construction.