Recently, Williams filed an application with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) seeking authorization to construct a 475,000 dekatherm per day (Dth/d) expansion in Texas and Louisiana to connect U.S. natural gas supplies with global liquefied natural gas (LNG) markets.
Constructed in two phases, the Gulf Connector Project is designed to deliver 75,000 Dth/d to Freeport LNG Development, L.P.’s liquefaction project by the second half of 2018 and 400,000 Dth/d to Cheniere Energy’s Corpus Christi liquefaction terminal in 2019. Both the Freeport and Corpus Christi liquefaction facilities are currently under construction.
“This project underscores how the abundance of natural gas in the U.S. is changing the global energy landscape,” said Rory Miller, senior vice president of Williams Partners’ Atlantic-Gulf operating area.
“The U.S. is projected to become the world’s third-largest liquefied natural gas supplier in five years. Projects like Gulf Connector, which leverage existing gas pipeline infrastructure, make it possible to connect abundant domestic supply with emerging international markets, helping meet the world’s rising energy needs while also giving a boost to the U.S. economy.”
Pending appropriate regulatory approvals, construction on the first phase of the project would begin in the third quarter of 2017 in order to be placed into service during the second half of 2018. Read more about our project in our recent new release.