FERC has issued orders authorizing the construction and operation of three gas liquefaction and LNG export projects to be located along the Brownsville Ship Channel in Brownsville, Texas, and a fourth project that would expand a currently operating facility near Corpus Christi, Texas. FERC approved, with conditions, three Brownsville Ship Channel projects, proposed by Texas LNG Brownsville, LLC; Rio Grande LNG, LLC and Rio Bravo Pipeline Company; and Annova LNG Common Infrastructure, LLC and three of its affiliates.
Texas LNG Brownsville is authorized to build and operate facilities to export approximately 4 million metric tons/year (mtpa) of natural gas as LNG. The Rio Grande LNG Terminal and associated Rio Bravo Pipeline Project is authorized to build and operate facilities to export 27 mtpa, and the Annova LNG Brownsville Project is authorized to build and operate facilities to export up to 6 mtpa. FERC also approved, with conditions, a proposal by Corpus Christi Stage III, LLC and Corpus Christi Liquefaction LLC (CCL) to site, build and operate the Stage 3 LNG Project that would allow the company to liquefy for export an additional 11.45 mtpa of LNG at CCL’s LNG terminal now operating in San Patricio and Nueces counties, Texas.