Creole Trail LNG will be located on 1,750 acres along the Calcasieu River Channel in central Cameron Parish, Louisiana (this is the same channel that vessels transit to reach Trunkline LNG, located near Lake Charles, Louisiana). The terminal will be located only 3.2 nautical miles from the open water and 30.9 nautical miles from the outer buoy, and similar to Sabine Pass LNG, it will have quick access to the open water.
The terminal will have two docks positioned far enough away from the main channel so that berthed vessels will not project into the waterway. We anticipate that three to four dedicated tugs will be stationed at the terminal to receive as many as 400 LNG vessels each year. With identical unloading equipment as the other terminals, Creole Trail will be able to unload a regular LNG carrier in approximately 10 to 12 hours and is projected to unload a QMax-class vessel in approximately 18 hours. The terminal will have four 160,000 m3 storage tanks, capable of storing 13.5 Bcf, and will have a maximum continuous sendout rate of 3.3 Bcf/d.