Kenai LNG

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Kenai LNG is located in Nikiski on the Kenai Peninsula in Alaska, and services the Kenai LNG Plant, which is owned by ConocoPhillips Alaska (70% ownership) and Marathon (30% ownership).[1][2]


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Export Project Details

  • Owner: ConocoPhillips Alaska, Marathon
  • Location: Nikiski, Alaska, United States
  • Coordinates: 60.679484,-151.388340
  • Capacity: 1.5 mtpa[3]
  • Status: Mothballed[4]
  • Type: Export
  • Start Year: 1969[5]

Note: mtpa = million tonnes per year; bcfd = billion cubic feet per day


The Kenai LNG Plant complex includes import and export facilities to transport LNG. The LNG terminal has been operating for 40 years, shipping LNG primarily to Japan. The Kenai LNG Plant was the world's largest plant when built.[6] The site's lease expired in March 2011, and remained inactive for over two years. A lease renewal was granted in April 2014 by the United States Department of Energy. The lease allows the export of the equivalent of 40 BCF of LNG over a two-year period.[1][7]

In February 2016, the U.S. Department of Energy approved ConocoPhillips' application to export about 40 billion cubic feet of natural gas from Kenai for two years.[8]

Kenai can export gas to any country the U.S. has a free-trade agreement with, or any with which trade is not prohibited.[8]

Articles and resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 "Kenai LNG Exports" ConnocoPhillips Alaska, accessed November 10, 2015.
  2. "Kenai Alaska Lng Terminal" A Barrel Full, accessed November 13, 2015.
  3. "GIIGNL 2019 Annual Report" GIIGNL, accessed August 2, 2019.
  4. "GIIGNL 2019 Annual Report" GIIGNL, accessed August 2, 2019.
  5. "GIIGNL 2019 Annual Report" GIIGNL, accessed August 2, 2019.
  6. "Kenai LNG Exports" Alaska ConocoPhillips, Accessed 22 August 2017.
  7. "Alaska Kenai LNG to resume exports in May: update" Argus, April 30, 2015.
  8. 8.0 8.1 "U.S. approves ConocoPhillips LNG exports from Alaska" Reuters, Feb 9, 2016.

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