Air Flow North America Corp. is seeking U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) authorization to export about 0.67 Bcf per year of containerized liquefied natural gas (LNG) to non-free trade agreement (FTA) countries in South America, Central America or the Caribbean or Africa.
The Woodlands, TX-based company sought authorization to export to FTA countries in March. In 2013 Air Flow formalized an agreement to obtain LNG from Clean Energy Corp., which was later extended. Under this agreement, Air Flow proposes to export domestically-sourced LNG from Clean Energy’s existing LNG production facility in Willis, TX. Currently, the Clean Energy facility in Willis produces 100,000 gallons of LNG per day and has the capability to load LNG onto trucks and ISO containers.
Air Flow proposes to export the containerized LNG from one or more ports in the southeastern United States in Houston; New Orleans; Jacksonville, FL; and Miami.
The company said in its latest DOE filing that it has had discussions with a major downstream distributor as well as with customers in non-FTA countries. Talks have focused on serving growing demand for natural gas from the power plant sector and the vehicle fuel markets, the company said.
Although Air Flow will serve as the offtaker, exporter, and transporter of LNG sourced from Clean Energy, Air Flow has had discussions with other U.S. suppliers that may desire to export LNG under Air Flow’s authorization, and plans to supplement this application to the extent additional volumes of LNG are committed for export.
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