FERC Approves the Calhoun LNG Terminal

Houston – September 21, 2007 – Gulf Coast LNG Partners, L.P. (“GCLP”) announced today that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has issued the order granting authorization under the Natural Gas Act for the siting, construction and operation of the Calhoun LNG facility.   

“The FERC Order concludes a critical phase for our project, as it has now passed the very stringent environmental, technical and regulatory review by FERC” said Rafael Garcia, GCLP’s Executive Vice President of Asset Development.  “We are very excited about this decision and thank the FERC and all the cooperating agencies for their hard work and support.” 

“With completion of this major milestone for the Calhoun LNG terminal we are now able to transition our ongoing commercial efforts to the next level and are now in a much better position to conclude ongoing commercial negotiations with terminal users in the near future.” added John Godbold, GCLP’s President. 

The Calhoun LNG terminal to be located at The Port of Port Lavaca – Point Comfort, Texas will have two 160,000 cubic meter full containment storage tanks with the ability to process 1.0 billion cubic feet (Bcf) per day of natural gas.  The proposed Point Comfort Pipeline originating at the terminal will include about 27 miles of 36-inch pipeline, designed to transport 1 Bcf/d and will connect with nine major pipelines including 5 interstate and 4 intrastate pipeline systems serving Texas and the Midwest, Northeast, and Southeast regions of the country. 

Gulf Coast LNG Partners, L.P. is a Houston-based partnership formed between Gulf Coast LNG, LLC and Haddington Energy Partners II, LP, a private equity fund managed by Haddington Ventures, LLC. Additional information about Gulf Coast LNG Partners, L.P. and the Calhoun LNG and Point Comfort Pipeline projects may be found at www.calhounlng.com. 

Haddington Ventures provides capital to the energy industry, including mid-stream oil and natural gas companies and electric generation, transmission, and distribution companies, with a focus on natural gas storage, gathering and processing, and other midstream activities. 
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