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Annova LNG Files At FERC For Permit To Construct Export Terminal


BROWNSVILLE, Texas – Annova LNG filed an application July 13, 2016, with the U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) for authorization to construct a liquefied natural gas (LNG) export terminal at the Port of Brownsville.

The company, a unit of Exelon Corporation, is asking FERC to approve the application by March 30, 2018.

If built, Annova LNG would invest nearly $3 billion in construction costs and support an average of 700 on-site jobs monthly over a four-year construction and commissioning period.

The company sees an opportunity to make the Port of Brownsville a global energy hub, which could provide a range of economic benefits to the local and regional economy.

Annova LNG would be a mid-scale processing and export facility that would serve a niche market of off-takers needing smaller LNG deliveries. The project includes six liquefaction trains, each with a nameplate capacity of 1 million tons per annum (mtpa), for an aggregate nameplate capacity of 6 mtpa and a maximum output at optimal operating conditions of 6.95 mtpa.

Upon completion, Annova LNG would employ approximately 165 permanent full-time workers to run and manage the plant. The average base salary would be about $70,000 per year.

The company said, a decision whether to build the facility is expected in 2018 with initial site development and construction potentially beginning in the second quarter of 2018.

Earlier this year, Texas LNG and Rio Grande LNG both filed FERC applications seeking approval to build export terminals at the Port of Brownsville.