Safety is important to Golden Pass because we work and live here in the Golden Triangle and our families and friends do as well. Keeping everyone safe is our primary focus.
Our core value
To Golden Pass LNG, safety is a core value that is reflected in all our activities. High industry standards of operation and maintenance – as well as government regulations – are continuously met. The facility has operated for nearly eight years without a single Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) recordable incident. Since beginning operation, there have been zero OSHA recordable injuries among the Golden Pass employee base.
Golden Pass LNG follows in the footsteps of an outstanding LNG industry safety record, spanning over 50 years:
- The global industry is thoroughly committed to the highest standards of safety.
- There have been no collisions, fires, explosions, hull failures or loss of containment or loss of life.
LNG a safe, odorless, non-toxic and environmentally-friendly fuel. Once LNG is converted to natural gas, it produces relatively low emissions when burned to heat homes, generate electricity or fuel vehicles. When exposed to the environment, LNG rapidly evaporates and disperses, leaving no residue on water or soil. LNG can only burn in a highly unlikely combination of events – if it is vaporized, mixed with the right amount of air and provided a source of ignition.
Golden Pass LNG works with local, state and federal authorities and industry partners to ensure public safety. Collaborative efforts include:
- A U.S. Coast Guard-approved security plan for the terminal and vessels.
- Coast Guard and Jefferson County Sheriff's Department patrols on the Sabine-Neches Waterway
- Experienced Sabine Pilots specialized in assisting captains of vessels navigating the Sabine-Neches Waterway. In addition, inbound (loaded) LNG tankers are accompanied by specially designed (tractor) tugs that are equipped with fire-fighting capability. There is always one operational tug on standby whenever an LNG tanker is berthed.
The existing Golden Pass LNG terminal is designed to meet U.S. regulations and contain the impact of an accidental LNG release. Stored at atmospheric pressure, the LNG in each tank is contained by multiple layers: an inner wall of high-nickel steel surrounded by a three-foot-thick wall of reinforced concrete.
There are also numerous safety systems in place at the terminal - such as leak detectors, alarms, fire and deluge systems, and LNG containment systems - to ensure the safety of the facility, its workers and the surrounding community. All of these measures will be incorporated into the new facility, and all staff members will be trained to follow specially-designed safety policies and procedures.
In accordance with U.S. Department of Transportation and U.S. Department of Homeland Security regulations, Golden Pass LNG carries out many security measures for the terminal, including patrols and inspections.