US LNG EXPORT PROJECTS—1: Three-point system compares US LNG export projects

John E. Paisie JEA Consulting Group Toledo, Ohio Evaluating potential US LNG export terminals on the basis of their development plan, financial health, and development timeline allows a sorting of the various projects by their likelihood of completion. This first article of a two-part series provides a qualitative assessment of each of the proposed terminals on these bases to determine which are most likely to advance towards construction and commissioning. The second article will use a quantitative approach to compare the proposed terminals with generic LNG liquefaction projects of similar scale. Development of high-volume shale natural gas in the US is poised to affect the global energy...

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