Cheniere Energy's Corpus Christi Liquefaction (LNG) to Hold Open House

Cheniere Energy's subsidiary, Corpus Christi Liquefaction, plans to hold an open house in Portland, TX to discuss the proposed LNG facility that would export Eagle Ford natural gas.  The event is scheduled for February 28th, and you can get the full details at our Eagle Ford Shale Events page.   This will be the perfect chance to ask questions about the number of jobs the project might create, exactly how much of the channel it will affect, and general questions about the scope of the project. It will also be important that this facility has access to adequate supply for a very long time, so it will be very interesting to hear what FERC and Cheniere expect from the Eagle Ford.

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Southcross Energy Adding Eagle Ford Natural Gas Processing & Fractionation

Southcross Energy S. TX Plants
Southcross Energy S. TX Plants

Southcross Energy announced an expansion to its South Texas natural gas processing and fractionation complex. Southcross is adding the Bonnie View Fractionator in Refugio County, 25 miles north of Corpus Christi. The fractionator will have initial capacity of 11,500 bbls/d of natural gas liquids (NGLs) and can be expanded to 15,000 bbls/d.

This plant is in addition to company's previously announced Woodsboro gas processing unit in the same area and the company's Gregory gas processing plant and fractionator east of Corpus Christi in San Patricio County. The Woodsboro gas processing facility has capacity of 200 mmcfd and the Gregory unit has capacity of 135 mmcfd. The Gregory fractionator will also expand to full utilization at 4,800 bbls/d of NGLs.

In conjunction with the new Bonnie View Fractionator, the company will also construct pipelines that will interconnent the facilities and alleviate current constraints in the NGL products and residue gas markets. Southcross Energy will have a total of 335 mmcfd of processing capacity and full utilization capacity of 17,300 bbls at its fractionators when the project is completed.


Exporting Eagle Ford Gas is One Step Closer

Cheniere Energy announced the week before Christmas that it has plans for a Texas natural gas export facility near Corpus Christi and that it reached a supply agreement with an Indian company for gas exported from the Sabine Pass export terminal in Louisiana. Through its Corpus Christi Liquefaction subsidiary, the company began the regulatory process for getting approval to add a 2 Bcf/d export facility in the La Quinta Channel on the Northeast side of Corpus Christi Bay in San Patricio County, TX. An export facility where operators can lock in higher gas prices for extended periods would expand commercial development of the Eagle Ford further into the dry gas window.

Cheniere Energy also added a supply agreement at its Sabine Pass facility. The company and GAIL Limited have agreed to a 20 year deal where the Indian company will purchase 3.5 mtpa or close to 500 mmcfd of gas at a price indexed to Henry Hub. The contract begins with the first commercial delivery.

GAIL signed an Eagle Ford JV agreement with Carrizo in September of 2011 and the deal with Cheniere is a big step in ensuring the company realizes better natural gas prices. 

The Eagle Ford is largely supported by liquids (condensate, oil, NGLs) production, but better gas prices could open up the dry gas window to higher levels of development.

(Development) at one of Cheniere's existing sites that was previously permitted for a regasification terminal. The LNG export terminal site is located in San Patricio County, Texas, and it is anticipated that the terminal would be primarily supplied by reserves from the Eagle Ford Shale, located approximately sixty miles northwest of Corpus Christi. The proposed liquefaction project ("Corpus Christi Project") is being designed for up to three trains capable of producing in aggregate up to 13.5 million tonnes per annum ("mtpa").


"GAIL will join BG and Gas Natural Fenosa as the next foundation customer for our Sabine Pass liquefaction project. GAIL is India's leading natural gas company and its largest shareholder is the Government of India," said Charif Souki, Chairman and CEO. "We are building a strong portfolio of customers, consisting of energy companies engaged in the natural gas, LNG and power markets with operations spanning the globe. We continue to hold advanced discussions with additional global LNG buyers and expect to complete commercial discussions for the remaining capacity of the second phase of the project, train three, in the coming weeks."

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