Williams Places Gulf Connector Project Into Service
Williams announced Friday that its Gulf Connector Project has been placed into full service, further connecting its Transco pipeline with the global liquefied natural gas (LNG) markets. The Gulf Connector Project expands the Transco pipeline's delivery capacity by 475 million standard cubic feet per day, providing service to Cheniere Energy's Corpus Christi liquefaction terminal in Texas and Freeport LNG Development's liquefaction project.
Gulf Connector is Williams' second project to serve Gulf Coast LNG terminals. In February 2017, Williams placed into service its Gulf Trace Project, providing 1.2 billion cubic feet per day to Cheniere Energy's Sabine Pass liquefaction project in Cameron Parish, Louisiana.
Train 1 of Cheniere Energy's Corpus Christi liquefaction terminal began commissioning in August 2018, with completion estimated in first-quarter 2019. The first three Corpus Christi trains, which are in commissioning or under construction, will have a total liquefaction capacity of 13.5 million tons per annum (MTPA). Train 1 of Freeport LNG's export terminal is expected to enter commercial operation in third-quarter 2019. The Freeport terminal has three liquefaction trains under construction with an export capacity of more than 15 MTPA.
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