World-Class Export Capabilities

Q-Max LNG tanker leaves GP facility

Q-Max LNG tanker leaves Golden Pass LNG facility

Golden Pass LNG is adding liquefaction and export capabilities to its existing facility in Sabine Pass, Texas which will provide the flexibility to import and export natural gas in response to market conditions. 

The new project’s estimated send out capacity will be around 16 million tons of LNG per year. The new facility will utilize the existing state-of-the-art tanks, berths and pipeline infrastructure. New facilities for natural gas pre-treatment and liquefaction will also be constructed.

The expansion project 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 project is an approximately $10 billion investment in infrastructure on the Gulf Coast, which will generate billions of dollars of economic growth and millions of dollars in annual taxes to local, state and federal governments. It will also generate thousands of jobs during the construction phase and more than 200 permanent jobs once operational.

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Project Details


Liquefaction Facilities

The project will be integrated into the existing Golden Pass LNG import terminal. It will include the addition of liquefaction facilities and 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.

The export project includes construction of three liquefaction process trains, each with a nominal output of approximately 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.


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 United States.

Pipeline upgrades will include installation of approximately three 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 export facility.