G2 LNG plans $11bn liquefied natural gas project in US

US-based G2 LNG has announced plans to construct an $11bn liquefied natural gas (LNG) export project along the Calcasieu Ship Channel in Cameron Parish, Louisiana.

The company proposes to export the LNG from the new natural gas liquefaction project, G2 LNG Project.

Prior to commencing the construction, the company needs to obtain approval for permits from federal agencies for which it filed an application with the Office of Fossil Energy (FE) of the Department of Energy (DOE) on 19 March.

In its application, the company sought long-term, multi-contract authorisation to export domestically produced LNG in a volume equivalent to about 672 billion ft³ a year of natural gas.

After completion, the facility will have the capacity to export 14mt of LNG annually and would include two liquefaction trains.

G2 LNG President Thomas Hudson said: “The Calcasieu River Ship Channel and Cameron Parish is the ideal location for this project.

“We are three miles from the Gulf of Mexico on a 42-foot deep channel. Extensive interstate and intrastate natural gas pipeline systems traverse Cameron Parish, giving us access to both conventional and unconventional shale gas on a firm or spot price basis.”

The facility, which is expected to create over 250 permanent jobs, needs to obtain approval from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, the company said.

Construction of the project is expected to begin in mid-2017.