Cheniere Energy, is increasing global access to liquified natural gas (LNG) and helping to meet the growing demand for this cleaner, reliable and flexible energy source.
As part of its efforts, Cheniere developed the U.S.'s first greenfield LNG export facility in fifty years, the Corpus Christi Liquefaction facility. where LNG is safely and securely sent overseas from its location on the Texas Gulf Coast near some of the most prolific natural gas producing regions in the country and connected to the U.S. natural gas pipeline network.
About the project
This 1,000+ acre facility contains three liquefaction units, or trains, with a total capacity of 15 million tonnes per annum.
The first two LNG trains were completed in 2019 and the third was completed in 2021. The development of Train 1 won the Global Best Project Award in Power/Industrial from ENRNews.
In June 2022, Cheniere announced the Corpus Christi Stage 3 expansion, which will include Bechtel’s EPC execution of seven midscale trains, powered by Chart Technology with motor driven refrigeration compressors. Once operational, the expansion has an expected total production capacity of approximately 10+ mtpa of LNG.
The operating facility at a glance
- Three trains with total capacity of 15 million tonnes per annum.
- Three storage tanks that can hold 480,000 cubic meters of LNG.
- Two berths that can receive the world’s largest LNG carrier, the Q-Max, which can transport 266,000 cubic meters of LNG to better meet demand.
- Uses ConocoPhillips Optimized Cascade® process to efficiently and effectively cool the natural gas.