NextDecade Corp. has increased the volume of LNG it will sell on a term basis to ENN LNG (Singapore) Pte. Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of ENN Natural Gas Co. Ltd., from its 27-million tonne/year (tpy) Rio Grande LNG (RGLNG) plant under development in Brownsville, Tex.
Under the 20-year sales-and-purchase agreement between the two companies, ENN will now purchase 2 million tpy, a 0.5 million tpy increase from the volumes agreed to earlier this year (OGJ Online, Apr. 7, 2022). The LNG will be indexed to Henry Hub and supplied from RGLNG’s the first three trains (13.5 million tpy) on a free-on-board basis.
NextDecade is targeting a positive final investment decision (FID) on the first three trains during first-quarter 2023, with FID on remaining trains to follow.
Rio Grande LNG will use a total of six 4.5-million tpy trains and four 180,000-cu m storage tanks. It will also include four LNG truck loading bays, each with the capacity to load 12-15 trucks/day and a new marine slip with two LNG vessel berths. A 2.4-mile, 42-in. OD pipeline, including 0.8 miles of dual line, will gather gas from an existing header system in Kleberg and Jim Wells Counties, Tex., and this gas will be delivered to RGLNG by the 135.5-mile, 42-in. OD Rio Bravo pipeline.