Port of Brownsville hot property for LNG exportersPort of Brownsville hot property for LNG exportershttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=48562014-02-21T12:12:00Z2014-02-21T00:00:00Z

BROWNSVILLE - With U.S. and Texas natural gas production at record levels, The Port of Brownsville stands to benefit greatly in the rush to export the surplus in the form of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG).

Natural gas has to be compressed via liquefaction before it can be transported overseas, and Brownsville is the place to be because of proximity to the shale and conventional gas fields of the Eagle Ford.

The port is popular with potential LNG hub developers also because there is plenty of room for big projects.

Gulf Coast LNG signed a lease option agreement with the port in 2012, and along with two other LNG suitors, submitted an application to the Department of Energy for permission to export to Free Trade Agreement (FTA) and/or non-Free Trade Agreement countries.

Texas LNG proposes to build a mid-sized LNG liquefaction facility and export terminal on the Brownsville Ship Channel that would get most of its feed gas from the Eagle Ford fields, via a pipeline that does not yet exist.

The liquefaction facility itself would be built on a barge, probably at an Asian shipyard. Once at the Port of Brownsville, the liquefaction facility would be moved to land.

Texas LNG estimates the project would create 300 temporary jobs during construction, 150 long-term direct jobs and up to 500 indirect jobs.

Brownsville Herald
Infrastructure & Transportation
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