Trunkline Lake Charles Lng Terminal
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Summary Information

  • Ownership: Trunkline LNG Company
  • Website:
  • Location: Lake Charles, La., USA
  • Capacity: 13.7 million tons/annum
  • Status: In Operation

Technical Details

  • Storage capacity: three LNG tanks with a total capacity of 425,000 cubic meters
  • Unloading capacity: flexible docking facilities handle a variety of tanker designs and sizes ranging from 30,000 m3 up to 160,000 m3.
  • Send out capacity: When operating at peak capacity, the terminal can regasify LNG and send out natural gas at a maximum rate of 2.1 bcf per day
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Ongoing Projects/Project Status

Suppliers / Customers

  • Suppliers: BG Group supplies from its global portfolio
  • Customers: The facility is connected to the mainline transmission system of Trunkline Gas Company


  • 1981 - Terminal construction completed
  • 1999 - LNG bought from Qatargas
  • 2001 - Phase 1 expansion project launched
  • 2004 - Phase 2 expansion project launched
  • 2006 - Trunkline LNG completed the Phase II terminal expansion
  • 2006 - Mustang Engineering chosen to Upgrade LNG Facility Using LNG Smart® Air Vaporization Process
  • 2011 - Application made for export licence

Other Information

Relevant Links

  1. Terminal Webpage
  2. Southern Union announces filing of application to export LNG and 1Q results. Click here to view application to export LNG
  3. Mustang Engineering to Upgrade Trunkline LNG Facility Using LNG Smart® Air Vaporization Process
  4. Qatargas Sells Seven Additional LNG Cargoes to United States
  5. BG and Southern Union reach agreement on a second expansion of Lake Charles LNG terminal

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