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Annova LNG announce DOE application

LNG Industry,

Annova LNG, LLC (Annova), a mid-scale liquefied natural gas (LNG) export company located on the Texas Gulf Coast, announced yesterday that it has filed an application with the Department of Energy (DOE) to receive authorisation to export domestically produced LNG to free trade agreement (FTA) countries from its facility in the Port of Brownsville.

Initial stages

In its initial stages, the facility will produce 2.0 million tpa, or about 300 000 million mBtu/day, and is expected to be in service by mid-2018. The LNG plant has been designed to be small enough to sell 100% of its volume in long-term tolling agreements to buyers in FTA countries, with the scalability in place to support up to 6.0 million tpa.

Annova CEO, David Chung, said, “With our proximity to the Eagle Ford shale and multiple state pipelines, we are poised to be the ideal provider to those customers looking to buy in the range of 0.5 million tpa to 1.0 million tpa. We are excited to have completed the DOE application process and eagerly look forward to getting down to business.”

Future goals

Annova is currently working with Black and Veatch and is nearing the completion of initial engineering estimates. The company has two clear objectives for early 2014. One is to enter into front-end engineering and design (FEED). The other is to initiate the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s(FERC) National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) pre-filing process.

Annova is developing a facility to serve unmet demand among U.S. free trade nations with demand requirements that are too small to participate in the offtake from large liquefaction facilities. Annova’s facility will have initial capacity totalling 2.0 million tpa (1.0 million tpa per train) with expansion capability of up to 6.0 million tpa.

Adapted from press release by Ted Monroe

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