United States Federal Energy Regulatory Commission denied Comité Diálogo Ambiental’s request for rehearing of the order permitting the construction of Aguirre LNG project.
The facility is proposed for construction along the southern shore of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico near the municipality of Salinas.
In its filing, FERC reveals Diálogo claimed that the FERC erred in determining that the FSRU, which will be used for the project, does not fall under the commission’s jurisdiction, and that the environmental impact’s of the project have been inadequately reviewed.
In its response, FERC revealed that Aguirre’s proposed FSRU is not subject to commission jurisdiction because its FSRU is both a waterborne vessel capable of ocean travel and will be used to deliver natural gas to or from an LNG terminal.
The FSR, with a baseload capacity of 500 mmscf/d, will be provided by Excelerate Energy which will be berthed at the project’s fixed platform with two access berths.
Aguirre is developing the project in cooperation with the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority for the purpose of receiving, storing, and regasifying LNG for delivery to PREPA’s existing Aguirre Power Complex in Salinas.
The project consists of an offshore berthing platform to and a 3.8-mile-long subsea pipeline connecting the platform to the Aguirre Power Complex, and the startup is expected in 2017.
LNG World News Staff