Elba Island LNG Terminal

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Summary Information

  • Ownership: Kinder Morgan, Inc. (NYSE: KMI) and EIG Global Energy Partners (EIG)
  • Website: https://www.kindermorgan.com/
  • Location: Elba Island, Georgia
  • Capacity: 2.5 million tons/annum
  • Status: In Operation

Brief Description

  • Elba Island LNG (Elba) is an innovative and flexible small-scale liquefaction plant, with 10 identical Movable Modular Liquefaction units. The facility has a total capacity of approximately 2.5 million tonnes per year of LNG for export, which is equivalent to approximately 350 million cubic feet (MMcf) per day of natural gas. Elba is directly connected to Southern LNG, which provides LNG storage, vaporization and ship loading services.

Technical Details

  • Storage capacity:
  • Constructor:
    • IHI: Pre-FEED, FEED, EPC, commissioning and start-up
  • Licensor: Shell

Ongoing Projects/Project Status

  • The first phase of the terminal was commissioned in 2019

Suppliers / Customers

History

  • 2013 - Project launched
  • 2015 - Shell sold it's stake in the project
  • 2016 - FERC approval awarded for terminal and pipeline
  • 2016 - IHI awarded EPC contract
  • 2019 - Commercial operations began
  • 2020 - Final train began operations

Other Information

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Relevant Links

  1. FERC, EIA Statements
  2. Terminal webpage
  3. IHI, project page
  4. Kinder Morgan Projects Receive FERC Authorizations
  5. SHELL TO SELL ITS EQUITY INTEREST IN THE ELBA LNG JOINT VENTURE TO KINDER MORGAN
  6. Elba Liquefaction Project : Commercial Operation of the All Units Commenced at the Elba Island Liquefaction Facility