Kinder Morgan has run into a new delay at its liquefied natural gas export facility in Georgia: Hurricane Dorian.
The LNG liquefaction/export facility being started up has been evacuated and it is unclear how long the closure might last, Ceo Stevn Kean said on Wednesday at the Barclays energy conference in New York City, Kallanish Energy reports.
That adds another delay to the plant’s continuing startup process.
“We’re making very progress on Elba and then Hurricane Dorian happens,” he said in a Reuters report.
The Houston-based company will resume startup operations at the plant near Savannah, Ga., after the storm threat ends, he said.
Construction on the $2 billion facility began in late 2016.
10 modular trains
It includes 10 modular trains or units. That first train has been repeatly delayed.
When complete, Elba Island will be able to export 2.5 million tons per year of LNG, equal to about 350 million cubic feet of natural gas per day, the company said.
It is backed by a 20-year contract with Royal Dutch Shell.
In other storm news, Buckeye Partners reported no significant damage to its Buckeye Bahamas Hub on Grand Bahama Island from Hurricane Dorian.
That is based on a preliminary investigation, the Houston-based company said.
The company said it intends to work with business partners, local first responders and government agencies to bring needed supplies to the islands as soon as it is safe.
Damage in part of the Bahamas was severe from the slow-moving hurricane.
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