Plaquemines LNG gets environmental green light

Plaquemines LNG gets environmental green lightImage courtesy of Venture Global LNG

US LNG export project developer Venture Global LNG said that the U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued the final environmental impact statement (EIS) for Plaquemines LNG facility in Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana.

FERC noted that it plans to issue a final order for the company’s 20 million tonne per annum (mtpa)  facility and the associated Gator Express pipeline no later than August 1, 2019.

The project remains on track for a final investment decision and commencement of construction in late 2019 with full commercial operations expected in 2023, Venture Global said in its statement.

Co-CEOs Bob Pender and Mike Sabel jointly noted, “Plaquemines LNG has a binding 20-year offtake agreement with our partner PGNiG for 1 mtpa, and we are looking forward to announcing additional commercial milestones in the near-term.”

Venture Global is also added that FERC has accepted the company’s pre-filing request for its 20 mtpa Delta LNG project, on the Mississippi River south of New Orleans, and associated Delta Express pipeline.

“Delta LNG will allow us to accommodate additional customer demand beyond Plaquemines while replicating the industry-changing, low-cost approach taken by our Calcasieu Pass and Plaquemines projects.  We are excited to be under construction and in development on a total of 50 MPTA of liquefaction capacity, to bring North American natural gas to the world,” Co-CEOs said.

The Delta LNG liquefaction facility will include eighteen LNG blocks, each with a nameplate capacity of 1.1 mtpa, four 200,000 cubic meter full containment LNG storage tanks, three marine loading berths for ocean-going vessels, and on-site power generation.

The facility will have a nameplate capacity of 20 million tonnes per annum (mtpa) and a peak capacity of up to 24 mtpa.

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