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More Gas Headed to Santa Fe

With completion estimated in time for the cold winter months ahead, New Mexico Gas has broken ground on a major infrastructure project to boost natural gas capacity and reliability in the northern part of the state. The Santa Fe Mainline Loop will extend 35 miles from Bernalillo, N.M., north of Albuquerque, to Santa Fe. As part of a $60 million initiative, the utility will lay a 20-inch line that follows the route of the existing 12-inch line. The new addition is expected to meet future growth projections in northern communities that also include Taos, Questa, and Red River. New Mexico Gas is the largest natural gas distribution utility in the state, serving more than 530,000 customers.

 Texas LNG’s Offshore Export Terminal Moves Forward

After five long years, Houston-based Texas LNG has finally received a permit from TCEQ to move forward on the company’s proposed export terminal at the Port of Brownsville, Texas. The three-train liquefaction facility will be one of the area’s smallest with a planned capacity to produce 2 mtpa of LNG. Texas LNG says its FID to develop the project is expected in 2021. The terminal will include the use of electric motors in lieu of conventional gas turbine compressors to minimize air emissions, making it one of the world’s cleanest plants. Houston-based Freeport LNG in 2014 introduced the first world-scale electric LNG plant in North America, processing 4.4 million mtpa of LNG per train.

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