Gulfstream LNG Development LLC, a recently launched greenfield LNG liquefaction project, has filed an application to the US Department of Energy (DOE) seeking authorization to export as much as 4 million tonnes/year to free trade agreement (FTA) and non-FTA countries. Gulfstream plans to service domestic and regional markets in addition to selling internationally, using a combination of river barges, small ships, bunkering vessels, and large tanker exports.
The company will request the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission begin the pre-filing process after completion of initial equity funding and hopes to achieve first production in less than 6 years. It will also evaluate coproduction of ammonia.
Gulfstream LNG is designing the plant using mid-scale modular liquefaction trains. The company says the trains will be powered by electrical drives using power generated from low carbon and renewable fuels.
The DOE filing follows execution of a long-term lease of 500 acres with 0.8 miles of 50-ft Mississippi River frontage in Plaquemines Parish, La. The leased site is exclusively available through a long-term ground lease and joint development agreement with a private company developing an intermodal container port with the Plaquemines Port, Harbor & Terminal District.