The Letter of Intent and Preliminary Waterway Suitability Assessment were submitted by Sabine Pass LNG, L.P.
The Coast Guard informed the public of this proposed increase in LNG marine traffic on the Sabine-Neches Waterway and is now seeking public comments relevant to the US Coast Guard's preparation of a Letter of Recommendation for issuance to the federal, state or local agency with jurisdiction over the proposed facility.
The Sabine Pass LNG terminal is located on 1,000 acres of land along the Sabine Pass River on the border between Texas and Louisiana, in Cameron Parish, Louisiana. It is located at the widest point on the Sabine River Navigation Channel, only 3.7 nautical miles from the open water and 23 nautical miles from the outer buoy.
The channel is maintained at a depth of 40 feet and is not subject to tidal limitations. The terminal has two docks that are recessed far enough so that no part of the LNG vessel will protrude into the open waterway while docked.
The terminal can simultaneously load or unload LNG vessels from each berth in order to maximize the number of LNG vessels that can be received at the terminal each year.