Northeast Gateway Deepwater Port

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The Northeast Gateway Deepwater Port is an idle LNG deepwater import facility located 13 miles from shore in the Massachusetts Bay.


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Project Details

  • Owner: Northeast Gateway LNG
  • Parent: Excelerate Energy
  • Location: Massachusetts Bay, United States
  • Coordinates: 42.398986,-70.616774, approximate
  • Capacity: 3.0 mtpa[1]
  • Status: Unknown
  • Type: Import
  • Start Year: 2008

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


Northeast Gateway Deepwater Port consists of a "dual submerged turret-loading buoy system and an approximately 16-mile pipeline connecting to the existing subsea HubLine pipeline operated by Algonquin Gas Transmission." The pipeline is capable of delivering natural gas at a rate of up to 600 MMcf/d.[2]

The terminal is connected to the Northeastern natural gas grid through a pipeline lateral built by Algonquin Gas Transmission.[2] Northeast Gateway Deepwater Port is owned and operated by Excelerate Energy.[3] The Northeast Gateway Deepwater Port was first operational in 2008.[4] The Boston Globe reported in 2013 that the Northeast Gateway Deepwater Port received a few shipments during its first years of operations, but has sat idle since 2010.[5] Thus, its current operation status is unclear.

Offshore Regasification: Northeast Gateway Deepwater Port (FSRU)

Articles and resources


  1. 2019 World Gas Report International Gas Union, accessed August 2019
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Northeast Gateway Deepwater Port" Excelerate Energy, accessed September 28, 2015.
  3. "Excelerate Energy’s Northeast Gateway Deepwater Port" Excelerate Energy, accessed September 30, 2015.
  4. "Northeast Gateway Deepwater Port" Excelerate Energy, accessed 13 June 2017.
  5. "2 Costly LNG Terminals Sit Idle" Jayi Fitzgerald, Boston Globe, 23 January 2013.

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