ConocoPhillips and Essent Energie have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to study the feasibility of developing a liquefied natural gas (LNG) import terminal in the
The companies have identified a potential project site at the
The parties expect to complete the initial feasibility study toward the end of 2005. A decision will then be made as to whether they will proceed into the next phase of more detailed engineering.
A final investment decision could be made as early as 2007 subject to the economic outlook and the receipt of the necessary permits. If the outcome of these procedures is positive, the operation of the terminal could start in 2010.