Texas LNG Brownsville LLC (Texas LNG) has received the US Coast Guard Letter of Recommendation, the US Department of Transportation Letter of Opinion, and the US Department of Defense Clearance Letter.
The US Coast Guard Letter of Recommendation confirms the suitability of the Brownsville Ship Channel for Texas LNG’s anticipated marine traffic as it relates to safety and security.
The US Department of Transportation Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) has determined that Texas LNG's methodology meets its requirements for design spill review.
The US Department of Defense has determined that Texas LNG will have minimal impact on military training and operations.
Receipt of all three of the letters are important milestones in Texas LNG’s project development and required steps of the US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) approval process.
Full FERC) approvals and Final Investment Decision (FID) for the development of the Texas LNG liquefaction project in Brownsville, Texas, is expected in 2019, with first phase production of 2 million tpy of LNG expected to begin in 2023.
Texas LNG has secured long-term offtake term sheets from LNG buyers in China, Southeast Asia and Europe, and is planning to commence detailed engineering and other pre-FID activities in 2018, upon closing of its current funding round.
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