A NextDecade Company
About the Project:
Galveston Bay LNG, LLC (GBLNG or Galveston Bay LNG), a subsidiary of NextDecade Corporation (NextDecade), proposes to construct a natural gas liquefaction facility and liquefied natural gas (LNG) export terminal in Galveston County, Texas, along the southwest embankment of the Texas City Ship Channel. In concert with the terminal, an associated pipeline system within the State of Texas with multiple interconnects from the Katy Hub to the terminal site, will also be proposed. The approximately 994-acre site is situated on the property known as Shoal Point, which is adjacent to the Texas City Ship Channel. The proposed facility would incorporate up to three LNG trains, four LNG full containment storage tanks, and two LNGC jetties with an additional LNG bunkering jetty located along the northern perimeter of the project site.
GBLNG anticipates that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) will prepare a single Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) covering both the terminal and the pipeline. Therefore, NextDecade, on behalf of Galveston Bay LNG, is soliciting proposals for the consultation and coordination of the development of an EIS and alternatives, early identification and resolution of issues, and preparation of related documents to address the proposed Galveston Bay LNG project, as more specifically described in the Request For Proposal (RFP). The EIS will be prepared under a third-party contractor arrangement with the Galveston Bay LNG, as the applicant, and the FERC, as the lead Federal agency for the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) process. Galveston Bay LNG intends to request that the FERC begins the NEPA review prior to filing of its application. The FERC’s Office of Energy Projects (OEP) will be responsible for providing technical direction to the third-party contractor throughout the NEPA review process. A contract will be executed pursuant to the third-party contracting procedures set forth in 40 CFR § 1506.5(c) and as referenced in the FERC third-party contracting program announced on February 4 and 9, 1994.
NextDecade, on behalf of Galveston Bay LNG, is soliciting proposals for a third-party contractor to provide the services described in the RFP.
All parties interested in receiving the RFP documents should send their request and information to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Additional information on the Galveston Bay LNG project that is publicly available can be accessed through the Department of Energy’s Electronic Docket database (docket FE Dkt. No. – 17-167-LNG).
Anticipated project timeline
The anticipated approximate timeline for major project milestones includes:
- Formal application made to the FERC for approval of the Projects: Q3 2019;
- Issuance of the FERC Order approving the Projects: Q3 2022;
- Commencement of the Projects’ construction: Q4 2022; and
- Projects initially enter into service: Q2 2027.