Learn How Proposed Gas Terminal In Gulf Works - WLOX.com - The News for South Mississippi

07/14/04

Learn How Proposed Gas Terminal In Gulf Works

The proposed LNG terminal near Alabama is called Compass Port. It's basically an off-shore storage tank, docked 11 miles south of Dauphin Island.

Every four days, a carrier would pull up to the plant to unload the natural gas that's been chilled and condensed into a liquid. The gas is stored in two round tanks until it's needed.

When it's time to go to market, the gas makes its way to a square platform in the middle of the facility. This is where the liquid gas is re-heated and turned into gas form. The plant actually pulls up the ocean water to warm-up the gas, and returns the water once the process is finished. This can cause the water temperature to drop about ten degrees.

After that, the gas is pumped through underwater pipelines to the shore of Coden, Alabama.  The gas would then be distributed to refineries, power plants and homes.

By: Trang Pham-Bui

  • NEWSMore>>

  • Victim shot after barbecue in East Biloxi

    Victim shot after barbecue in East Biloxi

    Wednesday, February 21 2018 9:57 AM EST2018-02-21 14:57:57 GMT
    (Source: File)(Source: File)

    Police are looking for information about a shooting that left a person injured Tuesday night in Biloxi. 

    More >>

    Police are looking for information about a shooting that left a person injured Tuesday night in Biloxi. 

    More >>
  • 'America's Pastor' Billy Graham dies at 99

    'America's Pastor' Billy Graham dies at 99

    Billy Graham, America's most prominent Christian leader, was the pastor to both presidents and everyday Americans. Graham preached to nearly 215 million people around the world.

    More >>

    Billy Graham, America's most prominent Christian leader, was the pastor to both presidents and everyday Americans. Graham preached to nearly 215 million people around the world.

    More >>
  • Threats made against Pearl River Co. school

    Threats made against Pearl River Co. school

    Wednesday, February 21 2018 8:26 AM EST2018-02-21 13:26:30 GMT
    (Photo Source: Pearl River County School District)(Photo Source: Pearl River County School District)

    The Pearl River County Sheriff's Department is investigating threats made against schools in the district. According to a Facebook post from the school district, investigators have identified the student that made the alleged threat.

    More >>

    The Pearl River County Sheriff's Department is investigating threats made against schools in the district. According to a Facebook post from the school district, investigators have identified the student that made the alleged threat.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly