According to GlobalData’s LNG liquefaction database, 89 announced and planned liquefaction terminals are expected to commence operations during 2023-2030. Of these, 43 planned terminals have identified development plans, while 46 are early-stage announced terminals that are undergoing conceptual studies and are expected to get development approval. GlobalData uses proprietary data and analytics to provide a complete picture of the global LNG Liquefaction segment. Buy the latest LNG terminal profiles here.
Here are the five largest upcoming LNG liquefaction terminals in the world by capacity in 2030, according to the latest information from GlobalData’s LNG liquefaction database.
1. North Field East LNG
North Field East is a planned liquefaction terminal, located in Al Khor, Qatar. The terminal is under construction and its expected start is in 2026. It will be operated by Qatar Energy and is likely to use the process – AP-X, Air Products. QatarEnergy, TotalEnergies, Shell, Exxon Mobil, ConocoPhillips, and Eni are the equity holders in the terminal. Buy the profile here.
2. Sonora LNG
Located in Sonora, Mexico, the Sonora liquefaction terminal is expected to start operation in 2026. The proposed initial capacity of this terminal is 9.4mtpa. Mexico Pacific owns this terminal. It will be operated by Mexico Pacific. The terminal is in the approval stage. This planned terminal is likely to use the process – Optimized Cascade Process, ConocoPhillips. Buy the profile here.
3. LNG Canada
LNG Canada is a planned terminal located in British Columbia, Canada, and is in the construction stage. It is expected to commence operation in 2025. The terminal is likely to start operation with an initial capacity of 14mtpa. LNG Canada is the operator of the project. Shell, Petroliam Nasional, Mitsubishi, China National Petroleum, and Korea Gas are the equity holders. This terminal is likely to use the process – DMR, Shell. Buy the profile here.
4. Driftwood LNG
Located in Louisiana, the US, Driftwood is a planned liquefaction terminal, which is expected to commence operation in 2026. This project, which is in the construction stage is likely to start with an initial capacity of 16.6mtpa. It will be operated by Driftwood LNG. The project is likely to use the process – IPSMR, Chart Industries. Buy the profile here.
5. Rio Grande LNG
Located in Texas, US, the Rio Grande liquefaction terminal is expected to commence operation in 2026. It is owned by NextDecade. Rio Grande is expected to start with an initial capacity of 5.4mtpa. The terminal will be operated by Rio Grande LNG. This planned terminal is currently in the approval stage. The project is likely to use the process – C3MR technology, Air Products. Buy the profile here.
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