Among the largest terminals in the world, the Golden Pass LNG Terminal is expected to be ready to receive LNG in the second half of 2010. The terminal is capable of importing 15.6 million metric tons of liquefied natural gas (LNG) per year, or approximately 2 billion cubic feet of natural gas per day, through its dual berth ship docks. With two processing trains and advanced vaporization systems, the terminal can send out 2.6 billion cubic feet of natural gas per day into the Golden Pass pipeline to meet needs of customers, providing them with maximum flexibility.
The Port Arthur area serves as an excellent location for an LNG receiving terminal because it is one of a few deepwater ports along the Gulf Coast suitable for importing LNG.
The associated Golden Pass pipeline is capable of processing an average of 2.5 billion cubic feet of natural gas per day, and provides customers access to the major Gulf Coast markets servicing both the Houston Ship Channel and major interstate pipelines extending into the northeastern and midwestern United States. The pipeline was designed to provide maximum flexibility for customers.
Together, the Golden Pass LNG Terminal and Pipeline are providing a safe, reliable and long-term competitive source of energy for Texas and interstate markets.