The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) said it will prepare an environmental impact statement (EIS) that will discuss the environmental impacts of the CE FLNG project involving construction and operation of a liquefied natural gas export, and interstate natural gas transmission pipeline facilities by CE FLNG and CE Pipeline.
The Commission will use this EIS in its decision-making process to determine whether to authorize the LNG facilities. The Commission will also use this EIS to help determine whether the pipeline facilities are in the public convenience and necessity.
CE FLNG, a unit of Cambridge Energy Group, plans to construct and operate an LNG export terminal, and approximately 37 miles of 42-inch-diameter natural gas transmission pipeline in Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana.
The LNG terminal would be located along the east bank of the Mississippi River at approximately mile marker 12.5, northeast of the community of Venice.
CE FLNG plans to moor two self-propelled, natural gas liquefaction, storage, and offloading vessels at the terminal. The FLNG vessels would each be about 1,100 feet long, 180 feet wide, and extend up to 80 feet above the waterline.
The FLNG vessels would be capable of producing up to 8 million tons per annum of LNG and storing 250,000 cubic meters of LNG.
LNG World News Staff, December 06, 2013; Image: Cambridge Energy