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First LNG tanker to arrive at new terminal tomorrow

PASCAGOULA — The first tanker carrying liquefied natural gas is expected to arrive at a new terminal in Pascagoula tomorrow.

The El Paso Corp. tells the Mississippi Press that $1.2-billion Gulf LNG facility is on track for an October opening.

Houston, Texas-based El Paso Corp. owns 50 percent of in the terminal and which will manage operations. Other investors are GE Energy Financial Services and the Angolan national oil company Sonangol.

Gulf LNG will be able to handle 1.1 billion cubic feet of natural gas a day. It consists of an unloading dock for the tankers, two 160,000 cubic meter storage tanks, 10 vaporizers and 5 miles of 36-inch pipeline.

Officials say the first delivery will help acclimate the tanks and physical piping for LNG, which is minus 260 degrees.

Source: Mississippi Press

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