The Annova LNG Brownsville Project would bring a liquefied natural gas terminal to the Port of Brownsville. Brownsville was chosen for the project because it offers land availability, location, infrastructure and shipping channel access.
LNG is safe, non-toxic and non-corrosive. No natural gas odor will come from the facility as an odorant is only added to methane gas when it is sent to homes and business to help detect leaks. LNG facilities use other safety measures and do not need the odor additive.
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) would need to approve the project before moving forward. Once the FERC authorization order is issued (typically 18 to 24 months after the application is filed), construction could begin about six months later. The project also depends on Annova LNG successfully obtaining all necessary local, state and federal permits; sufficient long-term customer commitments to buy liquefied natural gas from the facility; and broad public support of the project in South Texas. A decision whether to build the facility is expected in 2018.
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