An LNG export "Facility" actually requires at least two major pieces of infrastructure, the Pretreatment and Liquefaction facilities.
LNG most be frozen and the natural gas has to be stripped of several components at a Pre-treatment facility.
LNG most be frozen and the natural gas has to be stripped of several components at a Pre-treatment facility (pictured).
Night lights at Freeport’s LNG Terminal, located on Quintana Island in Freeport, Texas. Freeport is south of Houston.
Each Train (Freeport has 3) at this Liquifaction facility requires 144 fin-fan coolers.
Because Freeport is located in Houston's air quality non-attainment zones, the Liquefaction facility uses GE electric motor-driven compressors, making this the only project of its kind in North America.
LNG Ship at dock in Freeport LNG’s Terminal
Inside an empty LNG ship. The gas is chilled to -260°F in order to be liquefied.
Freeport LNG’s Terminal. The company says they should be ready for business at early as Q4 '18.
The U.S. certainly has a price advantage that a little pain--like pre-treatment, liquefaction, and shipping --can certainly overcome.
This week's guest, Freeport LNG SVP Strategy & Development, Aaaron Neus. Aaron led the 3rd-party, NYC-based capital team's effort to fund this project before moving in-house in 2015.
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