To meet shrinking supply of domestic natural gas, Sempra Energy International developed the first liquefied natural gas (LNG) receiving terminal on the Western Coast of North America. The $1 billion port and processing facility is located on a 100-acres site along rugged coastline. The facility offloads LNG to two large storage tanks, converts it back to gas, and transports the gas via pipeline to the southwestern U.S.
A lack of agency review comments on our investigation was critical to becoming the only permitted facility, enabling construction to proceed on schedule. Our landslide studies negated previous landslide theories that would have stopped development, and our fault evaluations enabled the facility to meet high regulatory standards without impacting design.