US LNG Export project developer, Tellurian received its draft environmental impact statement from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) for the Driftwood LNG facility and the associated pipeline.
“The draft EIS is the culmination of an extensive evaluation process, including months of assessment and feedback from federal and state agencies and the public with respect to the Driftwood project,” Tellurian said in a statement released on Friday.
Driftwood LNG, owned by Tellurian, is developing a liquefied natural gas production and export terminal on the west bank of the Calcasieu River, south of Lake Charles, Louisiana.
Once complete, the terminal would be able to export up to twenty-seven million, six hundred thousand tonnes of LNG per year to customers worldwide.
“We appreciate the hard work the FERC, U.S. Coast Guard, PHMSA and supporting agencies have put forth to ensure the Driftwood project can produce LNG safely and efficiently beginning in 2023,” Tellurian’s President and CEO Meg Gentle said in the statement.
“Publication of the draft EIS is a significant milestone in the regulatory process for the project and was completed ahead of the FERC’s recently updated schedule. We continue to work in partnership with all the regulatory agencies to complete the final environmental impact statement (FEIS) by January 2019 and begin construction of the Driftwood Project thereafter, with approximately $30 billion of infrastructure investment and nearly 50,000 direct and indirect jobs in at least 18 States,” Gentle said.