FERC to look at Commonwealth project

Thursday, 31 October 2019
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The US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has issued a Notice of Schedule for Environmental Review for Commonwealth LNG’s proposed export plant.

This project encompasses the construction of an LNG plant, including six gas liquefaction trains and their facilities. Each train will have a liquefaction design capacity of around 1.4 mill tonnes per annum for a total nominal liquefaction capacity of 8.4 mill tonnes.

Located on the west side of the Calcasieu Ship Channel, near the entrance to the Gulf of Mexico in Louisiana, it will include six LNG storage tanks each with a capacity of 40,000 cu m, one marine loading berth capable of loading LNGCs of up to 216,000 cu m capacity, and a 3.04-mile long pipeline that will connect the LNG facility with existing intrastate and interstate pipelines to supply the gas.

Environmental review schedule

• Issuance of the draft EIS in May, 2020.

• Issuance of Notice of Availability of the final EIS 2nd October, 2020.

• 90-day Federal Authorization Decision Deadline 31st December, 2020.

"We are very pleased to receive FERC’s Issuance of Notice of Schedule for Environmental Review. It confirms that our project remains on schedule to take FID in 1Q21 and start commercial operations in 1Q24,” said Paul Varello, Commonwealth LNG’s President and CEO. 

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