Eagle LNG Partners said it wants to build a liquefaction facility near Jacksonville, Florida to ship liquid natural gas to the Caribbean, pending federal approval.
The company has submitted the application to the Department of Energy for long-term permission to export liquefied natural gas to Caribbean nations for electricity generation. The proposed Project, which requires approval from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), is significantly smaller than other LNG export projects currently being considered by the agency.
The proposed LNG facility consists of three liquefaction trains, and at full build-out, will be capable of producing up to 1.65 million gallons of LNG per day or approximately 1 million tonnes per annum.
“The dramatic growth of natural gas supply in the United States has created abundant and affordable natural gas reserves that make LNG a competitively priced fuel alternative to diesel and heavy fuel oil. In addition, natural gas fuel has significant environmental benefits, reducing air pollution and carbon emissions,” said Dick Brown, CEO of Eagle LNG.
The LNG would be transported on both ocean-going LNG carriers, and in approved ISO containers to be loaded onto container vessels, to any country with which the United States does not have a free trade agreement (FTA) requiring national treatment for trade in natural gas, and with which trade is not prohibited by U.S. law or policy (non-FTA countries).