Corpus Christi LNG
Corpus Christi Liquefaction, LLC (Corpus Christi Liquefaction), a subsidiary of Cheniere Energy, is developing and constructing a liquefied natural gas (LNG) export terminal at one of Cheniere's existing sites that was previously permitted for a regasification terminal. The liquefaction project is being designed for three trains with expected aggregate nominal production capacity of up to 13.5 million tonnes per annum (mtpa) of LNG. Up to seven midscale liquefaction trains adjacent to the CCL Project (“Corpus Christi Stage 3”) are also being developed. The total expected nominal production capacity of the seven midscale trains is approximately 9.5 mtpa of LNG.
The Corpus Christi site is located on the La Quinta Channel on the northeast side of Corpus Christi Bay in San Patricio County, Texas, on over 1,000 acres owned or controlled by Cheniere and is approximately 15 nautical miles from the coast.
Train 1 is in operation, Train 2 is commissioning and is expected to be completed in 2H 2019, and Train 3 is under construction with an expected completion date in 2H 2021.
Over 10 million tonnes per annum of LNG production capacity from Corpus Christi Trains 1-3 has been contracted to long-term third-party customers. Customers of CCL include Pertamina, Endesa, Iberdrola, Naturgy, Woodside, EDF, EDP, Trafigura, and PetroChina. Any excess capacity not sold under long-term SPAs is available for our integrated marketing function to sell into the global market.
CCL has been working with natural gas producers and infrastructure companies to purchase long term natural gas supply and ensure that the needed infrastructure is in place to transport the supply to the terminal. CCL is fully contracted with transportation capacity to meet the full requirements of the terminal. CCL has purchased over 50% of its baseload natural gas needs for Trains 1-3 for the next few years.
Access to Gas Supply
The Corpus Christi Liquefaction Project is positioned near some of the most prolific oil and gas producing regions in the country. The Cheniere Corpus Christi 23-mile 48” pipeline connects the Corpus Christi LNG plant to several interstate and intrastate pipelines, giving the facility access to robust gas resources in Texas and the Gulf Coast. In addition, Cheniere has transport capacity on third-party pipelines under long-term agreements. Natural gas supply is purchased from producers and marketers on a short and long-term basis to form a balanced portfolio of natural gas feedstock.
Corpus Christi Liquefaction Project April 2016