Corpus Christi LNG is located on 612 acres on the northern coast of the Corpus Christi Bay, along the La Quinta Ship Channel, a deepwater ship channel dredged to 45 feet. The terminal will be located 14.3 nautical miles from the open water and 16 nautical miles from the outer buoy. The terminal design is almost identical to the first phase of Sabine Pass LNG, with two berths large enough to accommodate the QMax class vessel, one of the largest vessels in the industry.
The terminal will have three 160,000 m3 LNG tanks capable of storing 10.1 Bcf, and will have a maximum continuous regasification rate of 2.6 Bcf/d. Corpus Christi LNG plans to have three dedicated tugs stationed at the terminal and be capable of receiving and unloading up to 300 LNG vessels per year, each regular carrier taking approximately 10 to 12 hours to unload.