Delfin seeks offshore LNG permit

By Cyndi Sellers

Delfin LNG is seeking a permit to construct and operate a deepwater LNG terminal, to be known as Port Delfin, about 40 miles off the Cameron Parish coast. The Cameron Parish Police Jury will vote on the permit at its regular meeting Tuesday afternoon. The unusual terminal will consist of four custom-designed floating liquefied natural gas vessels (FLNGVs), four tower yoke mooring systems, and two existing offshore natural gas pipelines of the former UT Offshore System and the High Island Offshore System. Four new pipeline laterals will connect the High Island pipeline to each of the floating LNG vessels at their moorings.

Feed gas would be supplied through these new pipeline laterals to each of the FLNGVs, where it would be cooled to produce LNG, then would be stored in internal LNG storage tanks aboard each vessel. The FLNGVs each have a storage capacity of approximately 210,000 cubic meters.

As part of this proposed project, Delfin is proposing to construct and operate the Delfin onshore facilities above the mean high-water mark, which includes onshore pipelines and associated metering and compression facilities to deliver the gas into the offshore pipeline for the deepwater port. The supply header will consist of 0.25 mile of new 42-inch pipeline and 0.6 mile of 30-inch twin pipelines. The facility will include the existing 1.1 miles of the former UTOS pipeline, a mainline block, valve and blowdown site between the new compressor station and the mean high-water mark.

The remainder of the voting meeting agenda currently consists of accepting bids for the official journal, declaring May as Older Americans Month and Cameron Community Action Month, and signing a maintenance agreement with the DOTD for mowing and liter pickup, plus a few routine matters. Additional items may be added before the meeting date or after the Tuesday morning agenda meeting.

Food Truck Meeting Held

Police Jurors held an informational meeting on Tuesday, May 4, to discuss the temporary food truck ordinance that was put in place after Hurricane Laura and will expire Sept. 1. Ideas were exchanged, and any action will be placed on a voting meeting in the near future to meet advertising deadlines.