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Cheniere Seeks OK to Ramp Third Corpus Christi LNG Train

Cheniere Seeks OK to Ramp Third Corpus Christi LNG Train

Cheniere Energy Inc. has requested FERC approval to place the third train in service next month at its Corpus Christi liquefied natural gas (LNG) export terminal in South Texas, which would ramp up capacity by 4.5 million metric tons/year (mmty). The company requested permission in a letter filed with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on…

February 11, 2021
Corpus Port in South Texas Sees 65% Jump in Oil Exports, 26% More LNG Exports in 2020

Corpus Port in South Texas Sees 65% Jump in Oil Exports, 26% More LNG Exports in 2020

The Port of Corpus Christi, a growing gateway for energy exports, ended 2020 with record tonnage, mainly attributed to a 65% increase in oil shipments, authorities said.  In addition to increased oil shipments totaling 96.4 million tons, the port saw a 26% increase year/year in liquefied natural gas (LNG) shipments at 8.7 million tons. The…

January 25, 2021
Howard Energy to Add Corpus Christi Refinery Services Facility in Deal with MPLX Subsidiary

Howard Energy to Add Corpus Christi Refinery Services Facility in Deal with MPLX Subsidiary

San Antonio-based Howard Energy Partners (HEP) has agreed to acquire a refinery services facility in Corpus Christi, TX, from a subsidiary of MPLX LP, management announced Tuesday. HEP has executed an agreement to acquire the Javelina Facility, a treating and fractionation plant capable of extracting natural gas liquids, as well as olefins and hydrogen, from…

December 30, 2020
South Texas Deepwater Project Gains Approval to Move Permian, Eagle Ford Oil Overseas

South Texas Deepwater Project Gains Approval to Move Permian, Eagle Ford Oil Overseas

Bluewater Texas Terminals LLC has been given a thumb’s up to proceed with building a deepwater port offshore Corpus Christi in South Texas to expand Lower 48 oil exports overseas. The Port of Corpus Christi Authority Commission said Wednesday a lease agreement and related pipeline easement was approved for the 50-50 joint venture between Houston-based…

December 16, 2020
Cheniere Loads First Cargo from Corpus Christi’s Third LNG Train Ahead of Schedule

Cheniere Loads First Cargo from Corpus Christi’s Third LNG Train Ahead of Schedule

Cheniere Energy Inc. said it has loaded the first commissioning cargo from the third train at the Corpus Christi liquefied natural gas (LNG) export terminal in South Texas.  The La Mancha Knutsen arrived at the facility on Sunday and departed Monday, nearly full with 168,000 cubic meters aboard, according to Bloomberg ship-tracking data. Cheniere, which…

December 8, 2020

The Offtake: LNG in Brief

A roundup of news and commentary from NGI’s LNG Insight Feed Gas to Corpus Christi LNG up week/week Thursday, going 920 MMcf from 635 MMcf. Cheniere Energy Inc. is likely trying to offset losses at Sabine Pass LNG, which was shuttered for Hurricane Laura. The company’s contracts easily allow it to redirect vessel loadings.  European…

August 27, 2020
LNG Recap: More Vessels Unload, Reducing Floating Storage Levels

LNG Recap: More Vessels Unload, Reducing Floating Storage Levels

The number of vessels floating with liquefied natural gas (LNG) aboard and waiting to discharge at terminals worldwide declined markedly on Tuesday.  ClipperData showed 20 vessels floating, down from 23 a week earlier and a peak of 33 on June 19. Kpler had 13 vessels tagged as floating, compared to 20 at the end of…

June 30, 2020
Oil Export Growth Continuing at South Texas Corpus Port Despite Covid-19

Oil Export Growth Continuing at South Texas Corpus Port Despite Covid-19

Crude exports from the Port of Corpus Christi in South Texas are continuing to boom even amidst the coronavirus pandemic, and projects and enhancements appear poised to solidify its dominance along the Gulf Coast.

June 17, 2020

Cheniere Targets Earlier Startup for Third Train at Corpus LNG

In keeping with its record of bringing online liquefaction capacity ahead of time and on budget, Cheniere Energy Inc. said the third production unit at the Corpus Christi liquefied natural gas (LNG) facility in South Texas is expected to achieve substantial completion in the first half of 2021, several months earlier than its original target.

November 5, 2019
South Texas VLCC Project to Export Oil Gains Momentum as $92M Contract Awarded

South Texas VLCC Project to Export Oil Gains Momentum as $92M Contract Awarded

As midstream companies like Enbridge Inc. begin racing to develop deepwater export terminals along the Gulf Coast to accommodate very large crude carriers (VLCC), federal authorities have upped their efforts to deepen the country’s largest export port as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers awarded its first contract last week for the Corpus Christi Ship Channel Improvement Project.

January 10, 2019
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