FERC Denies Request to Rehear Aguirre Approval

FERC has issued an order denying Comité Diálogo Ambiental, Inc.’s (Diálogo) request for rehearing of FERC’s July 24, 2015 order, which approved Aguirre Offshore GasPort, LLC’s (Aguirre) proposed LNG import terminal facilities along the southern shore of Puerto Rico near Salinas. FERC rejected Diálogo’s allegation that the July 24 Order erred in determining that Aguirre’s floating storage and regasification unit (FSRU) is not FERC jurisdictional after finding that Aguirre’s proposed FSRU is a waterborne vessel capable of ocean travel and will be used to deliver natural gas to or from an LNG Terminal and, therefore, is exempt from FERC jurisdiction under Natural Gas Act section 2(11). FERC also rejected Diálogo’s allegation that FERC’s analyses of the environmental and socioeconomic aspects of the proposal were inadequate.


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