Annova LNG LLC plans to begin exporting LNG to free trade countries, the company announced Oct. 9.
Annova filed an application with the Department of Energy (DOE) to receive authorization to export domestically produced LNG to free trade agreement (FTA) countries from its facility in the Port of Brownsville in Texas.
In its initial stages, the facility will produce 2 millions of tons per annum (MMt/a), or about 300,000 million British thermal units per day (MMBtu/d), and is expected to be in-service by mid-2018. The facility 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 MMt/a.
“With our proximity to the Eagle Ford shale and multiple interstate and intrastate pipelines, we are poised to be the ideal provider to those customers looking to buy in the range of 0.5 MMt/a to 1 MMt/a. We are excited to have initiated the DOE application process and eagerly look forward to getting down to business,” David Chung, Annova president and CEO, said in the release.
Annova is currently working with Black and Veatch and is nearing the completion of initial engineering estimates. Annova has two clear milestones for early 2014; to enter into front-end engineering and design (FEED) and to initiate the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC) National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) pre-filing process.
Annova LNG LLC is a mid-scale liquefied natural gas export company located on the Texas Gulf Coast. The company is based in Houston.