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    Enbridge to expand pipeline to serve Texas LNG plant

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Enbridge will expand its Valley Crossing pipeline to deliver fuel to the Texas LNG export plant. [Image: Enbridge]

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Enbridge to expand pipeline to serve Texas LNG plant

Canadian energy infrastructure company Enbridge said it will expand its Valley Crossing natural gas pipeline in South Texas to deliver feedgas to the Texas LNG export plant in Brownsville, Reuters reported January 18. 

Texas LNG, a subsidiary of Glenfarne Group, is developing a 4mn metric tons/year LNG export terminal in the Port of Brownsville, South Texas. It also has the 8.8mn mt/yr Magnolia project in Louisiana in its portfolio, but that project has been dormant since September 2020.

"Enbridge has been a tremendous supporter of Texas LNG from the project’s inception," Texas LNG CEO Vivek Chandra said. "We are pleased that we can leverage Enbridge’s leading natural gas pipeline expertise to safely transport responsible natural gas to our ‘green by design’ LNG facility."

Enbridge will add a 16.1 kilometre (10-mile) lateral to deliver about 720mn ft3/day of gas to Texas LNG for at least 20 years and will also add compression facilities on the existing pipeline. A similar investment was planned to serve the nearby Annova LNG plant before that 6.5mn mt/yr project was cancelled in March 2021.

Glenfarne said it expected to make a final investment decision on Texas LNG this year, with production starting in 2026 pending a decision to move forward. No off take agreements have yet been reached for the facility's output.

Glenfarne is a diversified US LNG developer which also buys LNG for its Termovalle power plant in Colombia, which it acquired in 2021.