The United States Federal Energy Regulatory Commission informed it will prepare the environmental impact statement (EIS) for the Commonwealth LNG project proposed for Cameron Parish in Louisiana.
The commission will use the EIS in its decision-making process to determine whether the project is in the public interest, FERC said in its notice.
With the notice, the scoping process begins, FERC said, adding that it will be used to gather input from the public and interested agencies on the project.
The scoping process and the deadline for submitting the comments have been set to July 28.
Commonwealth LNG plans to construct and operate a liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal on the west side of the Calcasieu Ship Channel near Johnson Bayou in Cameron Parish, Louisiana.
The project would consist of eight single mixed refrigerant LNG liquefaction trains and one marine loading berth with the capability to load ships with the capacity ranging from 10,000 cubic meters to 215,000 cubic meters and will include six 40,000-cbm capacity, single containment type LNG storage tanks.
The project will also include a proposed 4-mile long, 30-inch diameter pipeline interconnected to an existing interstate pipeline, Kinetica Energy Express for purposes of bringing natural gas to the site for liquefaction and export.
At full capacity, Commonwealth LNG is expected to produce 9 million tons of LNG per year.
LNG World News Staff