The U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission approved the pre-filing process for Downeast LNG import-export project.
Downeast is planning to convert its proposed import terminal and sendout pipeline (Downeast LNG import project) into a bidirectional import-export LNG terminal and pipeline. The planned project would consist of a natural gas pretreatment facility and liquefaction facilities which could process approximately 450 million standard cubic feet per day of natural gas and export approximately 3 million metric tonnes per annum.
FERC stated in a letter that it “will evaluate the progress made during the pre-filing process,” once Downeast files its planned application in January 2015.
“Once we determine that your application is ready for processing, we will establish a schedule for completion of the environmental document and for the issuance of all other federal 20140811-3037 FERC PDF (Unofficial) 08/11/2014- 2 -authorizations. The environmental document will supplement the final Environmental Impact Statement issued May 15, 2014 for the Downeast LNG Import Project,” stands in the letter.
LNG World News Staff, August 12, 2014; Image: Downeast LNG