Golden Pass LNG Export Terminal Project

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Summary Information

  • Ownership: Golden Pass LNG
  • Qatar Petroleum International, (70%),
  • ExxonMobil (30%)
  • Website:
  • Location: Port Arthur, Texas, USA
  • Capacity: 16 million tons/annum
  • Status: Planned

Brief Description

  • The proposed project would have the capacity to send out approximately 15.6 million tons of LNG per year. It involves construction of additional facilities to the existing Golden Pass LNG Terminal
  • New infrastructure required to export will be located on the existing property, which currently contains two berths for LNG tankers, five storage tanks and access to the Golden Pass pipeline.
  • The expanded facility would then have the capability and flexibility to both import and export natural gas.

Technical Details

  • Storage capacity: Tyhe project will use the five existing 155,000 cubic meter, full-containment LNG storage tanks
  • Constructor:
    • CB&I / Chiyoda: Front end engineering design (FEED) services contract
  • Licensor:

Ongoing Projects/Project Status

  • Commissioning is expected in 2024

Suppliers / Customers

  • Suppliers:
  • Customers: Ocean LNG is an international joint venture marketing company, owned by affiliates of Qatar Petroleum (70%) and ExxonMobil (30%) will buy all of the LNG


  • 2012 - Golden Pass applies to the DOE to be able to export natural gas to nations that have existing free trade agreements (FTA) with the United States
  • 2014 - CB&I / Chiyoda awarded FEED
  • 2019 - Final investment decision taken
  • 2019 - Ocean LNG signs takeoff agreement

Other Information



  1. LNG Terminals Using Air Products Technology
  2. Golden Pass Files Application with Department of Energy to Export LNG
  3. CB&I Announces Contract for LNG Export Facility
  4. Qatar Petroleum and ExxonMobil take “Final Investment Decision” to build a mega LNG export project in the USA
  5. Ocean LNG to offtake and market Golden Pass LNG volumes