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SCT&E LNG increases natural gas export request

LNG Industry,

SCT&E LNG, a subsidiary of Southern California Telephone & Energy, has submitted a revised Free Trade Application (FTA) to the Department of Energy (DOE). The revised application increases the original export request for 4 million tpa of LNG to 12 million tpa.

The decision to modify the application follows a favourable response from a number of off-takers after the original May 2014 submission to the DOE to export 4 million tpa of domestically produced LNG. The revised application will increase the projected development costs from US$ 2.4 billion to over US$ 9 billion.

Development of LNG trains

The project will be developed in three phases with the development of two trains in each phase. Each train will produce 2 million tpa of LNG, with six trains totalling 12 million tpa of LNG.

The SCT&E LNG project site on Monkey Island is ideally positioned on 246 acres in Cameron Parish, Louisiana. The site is located near the centre of one of the most robust natural gas transportation networks in North America and within 42 miles of five major interstate pipelines that serve almost two-thirds of all US natural gas markets.

Support from Louisiana

Commenting on the importance of the project’s location, Greg Michaels, CEO of SCT&E LNG, said: “The people of Louisiana and the business environment created by the State of Louisiana make the decision to increase the LNG production from 4 million tpa to 12 million tpa an easy choice.

“With the support of the great people of Cameron Parish, the support of the state of Louisiana, and the global demand for LNG at an all-time high, increasing the size of the SCT&E LNG export facility is a sound business decision.”

Adapted from press release by Katie Woodward

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