World-Class Export Capabilities
|Q-Max LNG tanker leaves Golden Pass LNG facility|
Golden Pass is proposing to add export capabilities to its existing world-class LNG import terminal in Texas. This expansion would allow Golden Pass the flexibility to import and export natural gas in response to market conditions.
The expansion project, Golden Pass Products, is a partnership of Qatar Petroleum and ExxonMobil affiliates, two leading energy companies with an unrivaled record of producing, shipping and marketing natural gas globally.
The new project’s estimated send out capacity would be 15.6 million tons of LNG per year. The new facility would utilize the existing state-of-the-art tanks, berths and pipeline infrastructure. New facilities for natural gas pre-treatment and liquefaction would be constructed.
The project will be integrated into the existing Golden Pass LNG import terminal. It will include the addition of liquefaction facilities as well as upgrades to the existing terminal.
The current Golden Pass LNG terminal facilities include five 155,000 cubic meter LNG storage tanks, two marine berths capable of offloading various sized ocean-going LNG carriers and process facilities capable of regasifying LNG to produce approximately 2 billion standard cubic feet of natural gas per day.
Proposed facilities include three liquefaction process trains, each with a nominal throughput of 5.2 million metric tons per annum (MTA), associated treatment, power and utility systems, and interconnections to existing import facilities and controls. Golden Pass would also make modifications to the existing facilities, expand the facility's storm protection levee system and expand other various safety and security assets.
The proposed upgrades to the pipeline system will be constructed and operated to optimize the existing terminal and pipeline facilities.
The existing Golden Pass Pipeline system is designed to transport natural gas from the terminal to several interconnections with interstate and intrastate pipelines that provide access to markets throughout the eastern half of the U.S.
Pipeline upgrades will include installation of approximately 3 miles of 24-inch pipeline to facilitate bi-directional flow capability and improve system hydraulics. Additionally, installation of additional compressor stations will facilitate the receipt and redelivery of up to 2.5 billion cubic feet per day of natural gas supply to the proposed export facility.