Magnolia LNG LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of LNGL, is developing an 8 mtpa or greater LNG export terminal in Lake Charles, Louisiana, USA. The project site is on 115 acres adjacent to the Calcasieu Ship Channel, an established shipping channel in the Lake Charles District, State of Louisiana.
The project plan includes development of four LNG production trains of 2 mtpa each. They will employ the Company’s wholly owned and patented OSMR® LNG process technology. A joint venture between KBR and SKE&C is undertaking EPC contracting efforts for Magnolia LNG, with KBR leading the joint venture team. The project will be constructed under a fixed price, turnkey EPC contract.
Feed gas supply will come from the highly liquid US Gulf Coast gas market via several gas suppliers. Gas supply will be delivered to the site via the Kinder Morgan Louisiana Pipeline (KMLP). Magnolia LNG has entered into a Precedent Agreement for 20-year binding pipeline capacity agreement with Kinder Morgan Louisiana Pipeline LLC to deliver gas to the site for the full 8 mtpa of the project.
The Magnolia LNG projected received its Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Order under Section 3 of the Natural Gas Act on April 15, 2016 authorizing the project to site, construct, and operate facilities necessary to liquefy natural gas at the proposed site in Lake Charles, Calcasieu, Louisiana. On November 23, 2016, the FERC issued its Order on Rehearing fulling reaffirming its April 15, 2016 authorization of the proposed Magnolia LNG project authorization to export liquefied natural gas from the proposed facility in Lake Charles, Louisiana, USA to countries with which the United States has not entered into a free trade agreement (non-FTA approval). This decision supplements the already existing DOE approval to export liquefied natural gas to FTA countries. By virtue of these actions by key US LNG industry oversight groups, the Magnolia LNG facility has full permitting and regulatory approval.
Magnolia LNG signed a binding agreement with Meridian LNG Holding Corp for firm capacity rights for up to 2 mtpa on 22 July 2015, and further extended this agreement on December 6, 2016. Magnolia LNG continues negotiations with a number of other LNG buyers for the purchase of LNG on 20-year terms (with extension options). LNG buyers contract for liquefaction services under two contract models – a Liquefaction Tolling Agreement, whereby the LNG export terminal is only responsible for processing natural gas into LNG, and an LNG Sales and Purchase Agreement under which the customer buys LNG on a free on board basis (FOB).