United States - West, East & Gulf Coasts
Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG)
While the United States is predominately an LNG importer, one existing LNG export, or liquefaction, terminal is located in Kenai, Alaska. LNG from this facility is currently being exported to Japan, and further supplies to the Asian continent are under consideration. Three additional LNG liquefaction projects have been proposed in the State of Alaska.
There are eight existing regasification, or import, LNG terminals in the United States, including a terminal located in Puerto Rico. These facilities are located in Everett, Massachusetts; Cove Point, Maryland; Elba Island, Georgia; Lake Charles, Louisiana; Gulf Gateway Energy Bridge, Deepwater Port, Gulf of Mexico; Peñuelas LNG, Bahía de Guayanilla, Puerto Rico LNG, and more recently, Sabine Pass LNG, Cameron Parish, LA. LNG is imported to these facilities from Trinidad and Tobago, Algeria, Egypt, Malaysia, Nigeria, Qatar and Oman. The Sabine Pass LNG terminal received its first shipment in April 2008 and the Freeport LNG Development, near Freeport, Texas, received its first shipment in June 2008.