In The Pipeline: The World's Top 10 Upcoming LNG Terminal Projects

Posted: 02/20/2012

Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) is fast becoming the low carbon alternative fuel of choice for domestic, marine and automotive consumption.

In this Oil & Gas Top 10 summary, Asdza Nadleehe looks at the world's 5 largest future import and export terminal projects.

IMPORT

Joetsu LNG Terminal


Located on the West Honshu coast in Japan’s Niigata Prefecture, the Joetsu terminal will have berthing capacity and two 180,000 m³above ground tanks. The facility will mainly supply gas to a range of city gas enterprises and customers in the Tokyo metropolitan area.


Developer: Teikoku Oil (Inpex)

Estimated start up date: 2014

Storage tanks: 2

Capacity: 360,000 m³

Oregon LNG (Warrenton)


Located on the Skipanon Peninsula in the North eastern US state of Oregon, the Warrenton LNG terminal will be one of America’s premier receiving, storage and offloading sites. According to Oregon LNG, "the terminal is to be operated as a tolling facility, leasing regasification capacity to industry partners." The terminal will be linked to the regional pipeline hub in Molalla, Oregon by a 192 kilometre-long pipeline.


Developer: Oregon LNG

Estimated start up date: 2013

Storage tanks: 3

Capacity: 480,000 m³

Dunkirk LNG Terminal


Situated in North central France and ten kilometres from the Belgian border, Dunkirk's LNG terminal will be able to welcome 80 LNG tankers per annum and have a regasification capacity in the range of 10-13 Gm³ a year, that is to say 20 per cent of France's current natural gas consumption.


Developers:
EDF/Fluxys/Total

Estimated start up date: 2015

Storage tanks: 3

Capacity: 480,000 m³

Le Harve (Port of Antifer)


The port of Antifer, located in Normandy in North western France is the hydrocarbon hub of the nation, already receiving 20 per cent of all crude oil imports. According to owner Gaz de Normandie, construction of the LNG import terminal "is to create a new entry point for natural gas into the French market and to enhance the security of supply for France and the European Union."


Developer: Gaz de Normandie

Estimated start up date: 2014

Storage tanks: 3

Capacity: 510,000 m³

Singapore LNG Terminal


Set to be the tiny Asian nation’s first LNG import facility, the terminal on Jurong Island is currently 80 per cent complete and will process 3 million tonnes of LNG per annum, reducing Singapore’s dependency on existing pipelines. Initially a two tank venture, in October 2010 it was announced that the terminal would be expanded to house an additional third tank to meet growing demand.


Developer: Singapore Energy Company

Estimated start up date: 2013

Storage tanks: 3

Capacity: 540,000 m³


EXPORTS

Shtokman LNG


Perched on the Barents Sea shelf, about 600 kilometres northeast of the city of Murmansk, Russia, the Shtokman LNG terminal will become a base for stockpiling Russian gas for delivery both by pipeline and in the form of LNG. Reserve estimations put the Shtokman field itself at 3.9 trillion cubic metres of gas.


Developers:
Gazprom/Statoil/Total

Estimated start up date: 2017

Storage tanks: 2

Capacity: 15.0 MPTA

Lake Charles Louisiana


Located at the mouth of the Louisiana’s Calcasieu River, the proposed expansion of this facility will make it only the third terminal in the continental United States to be equipped for both import and export of LNG. Natural gas will be delivered from Lake Charles to the eastern and south-eastern US markets via the 304 kilometre-long Elba Express pipeline.


Developer :
BG Group/ETE

Estimated start up date: 2016

Storage tanks: 3

Capacity: 15.0 MPTA

Yamal LNG Siberia


Based on the Yuzhno-Tambeyskoye deposit, where proven reserves stand at 1.26 trillion cubic metres of gas and 51.6 million tonnes of gas condensate, the Yamal LNG terminal will have a processing capacity of 15.5 million tonnes a year and up to 1 million tonnes of condensate .


Developers:
Novatek/Gazprom/Total

Estimated start up date: 2016

Storage tanks: 3

Capacity: 16.5 MPTA

Gorgon LNG


The largest single resource project in Australia, the Greater Gorgon gas fields located 130 kilometres off the Western Australian coast, represent around 25 per cent of Australia’s known gas resources. The LNG terminal built to handle the gas produced in these fields will be able to process 20 million tonnes per annum of LNG.


Developers:
Chevron/Shell/ExxonMobil

Estimated start up date: 2014

Storage tanks: 4

Capacity: 20 MPTA

Olokola LNG


Located in the Olokola Free Trade Zone east of Lagos between the Nigerian states of Ogun and Ondo, the four train Olokola project is the result of the merger of two competing terminal construction projects. Costing $9.8 billion so far, the terminal will provide LNG for domestic and international use.


Developers:
NNPC/Chevron/Shell/BG Group

Estimated start up date: 2016+

Storage tanks: 4

Capacity: 20 MPTA

Posted: 02/20/2012

O&G Members Banner

Join for Free

EVENTS OF INTEREST

ILEC Conference Centre and Ibis London Earls Court, London, United Kingdom
February 27 - 28, 2018
The St. Regis Singapore, , Singapore
March 27, 2018