The Woodlands, Texas-based NextDecade LLC has filed at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) for its proposed USD 27 million tonne per annum (mtpa) liquefied natural gas (LNG) export terminal, which would be sited near Brownsville, Texas, at the Port of Brownsville, along with an associated 137-mile pipeline system from the Agua Dulce Hub.
The project is proposed for a 1,000-acre industrial site in Cameron County on the Port of Brownsville and represents a potential investment of up to USD $20 billion.
The terminal would entail six liquefaction trains, each with a nominal capacity of 4.5 mtpa, four LNG tanks, two marine jetties for ocean-going LNG vessels, one turning basin, and four LNG and two natural gas liquids truck-loading bays, according to FERC filing [CP16-454, 455].
LNG to be loaded onto trucks at the terminal would be used solely for the purpose of supplying LNG to truck-fueling facilities in South Texas and would not be regasified and reintroduced into the US pipeline system.
Pipeline facilities would include twin 42-inch diameter pipelines running parallel, three 180,000 hp compressor stations, two 30,000 hp interconnect booster stations, six mainline valve sites, four metering sites along a 2.4-mile-long header syste