Trunkline LNG Files Application to Convert FERC Jurisdiction Over LNG Terminal From Section 7 to Section 3

Concurrent with its filing of an application to construct LNG liquefaction and export terminal facilities, Trunkline LNG Company filed an application with FERC to abandon the Lake Charles LNG import terminal facilities certificated under Natural Gas Act (NGA) Section 7(c), and its FERC gas tariff and the services provided thereunder.  Trunkline requests that FERC exercise jurisdiction over the entire Lake Charles LNG import and export terminal facilities and services under NGA Section 3 which, according to the application, provides that FERC is prohibited from denying an application for an LNG terminal based on the fact that the applicant intends to use the facility exclusively or partially for its own gas and is also prohibited from conditioning an order approving an LNG terminal on: (1) a requirement that the terminal offer service to any party other than the applicant, (2) any regulation of rates, terms and conditions of service, or (3) a requirement to file schedules or contracts related to the rates, terms and conditions of service with FERC.  Trunkline LNG’s application can be found here, and the entire docket for the abandonment application can be found on eLibrary under Docket No. CP14-122.

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