Our mission, vision & values
The mission of Golden Pass LNG is to bring clean energy from Texas to power the world.
Our vision is to be the premier LNG exporter in North America.
We value safety, integrity, people, community and the environment.
The Golden Pass LNG Headquarters office is located in downtown Houston, Texas in the 3 Allen Center building. This location is home to our commercial staff, as well as various members of the Golden Pass management team, financial positions, IT support and our legal department.
Our existing facility
The existing Golden Pass LNG terminal is a liquefied natural gas terminal and regasification facility in Sabine Pass, Texas. It is among the largest LNG facilities in the world and can accommodate up to 15.6 million metric tons of LNG per year, the equivalent of approximately 2 billion cubic feet of natural gas per day.
Golden Pass is located about 10 miles south of Port Arthur in Jefferson County, Texas on the Sabine-Neches Waterway. The Port Arthur area serves as an excellent location for an LNG terminal because it is one of only a few deepwater ports along the Gulf Coast suitable for LNG carriers.
In the early 2000’s, there was a growing demand for a cleaner energy source in the United States. Because natural gas is a clean-burning, environmentally friendly fuel, Golden Pass shareholders saw an opportunity to import natural gas into the United States to help meet that demand.
The Golden Pass LNG import project began in November 2003.
Construction of the Golden Pass Pipeline was completed in 2009, followed by completion of the terminal construction in 2010. Golden Pass received its first LNG cargo in October 2010 on the Al Khuwair Q-Flex ship.
Due to advances in technology, the United States soon had access to an abundant domestic natural gas resource base. Around 2012, it was estimated that the United States had enough natural gas supply to last more than 100 years. This was exciting news for the entire country. However, Golden Pass faced an important challenge: What role would the existing facility play in the evolving energy market? The facility has maintained all authorizations, operational capabilities and a ready-to-receive status, serving as a safety valve for U.S. energy security in the event of market disruptions.
That challenge created an opportunity, and the start of a new project in 2012 – the Golden Pass LNG export project.