The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has approved the permit authorising for Sempra Infrastructure’s Port Arthur LNG Phase 2 expansion project under development at Port Arthur LNG in Jefferson County, Texas.
With Phase 1 currently under construction, the development of the proposed Phase 2 project could increase the total liquefaction capacity of the facility from approximately 13 million tonnes per annum to approximately 26 million tonnes per annum.
Phase 2 of the Port Arthur LNG project will include two additional liquefaction trains. The proposed project is also expected to include an additional LNG storage tank and a marine berth.
Justin Bird, CEO of Sempra Infrastructure, described the permit as a significant step in the company’s ability to advance the global energy transition, creating an opportunity to double the amount of secure and reliable US natural gas.
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