On 31st January, the US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued a final environmental impact statement (FEIS) for the Port Arthur Liquefaction Project, Texas Connector Project, and Louisiana Connector Project.
This FEIS was issued for the Port Arthur Liquefaction Project proposed by Sempras’ Port Arthur LNG, LLC and PALNG Common Facilities Company LLC (PALNG), and the Texas Connector Project and Louisiana Connector Project proposed by Port Arthur Pipeline, LLC (PAPL).
The proposed projects include a new LNG export terminal in Jefferson County, Texas and around 170 miles of pipeline in Jefferson and Orange Counties, Texas; and Cameron, Calcasieu, Beauregard, Allen, Evangeline, and St Landry Parishes, Louisiana.
The following facilities would be included:
• Two liquefaction trains, each with a capacity of 6.73 mill tonnes per annum of LNG for export;
• Three LNG storage tanks, each with a capacity of 160,000 cu m;
• A refrigerant storage area and truck unloading facilities;
• Condensate storage area and truck loading facilities;
• New marine slip with two LNGC berths, an LNGCl and support vessel manoeuvring area, and an LNG transfer system; and
• Materials off-loading facility and pioneer dock.