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FERC to Prepare EIS for Proposed Commonwealth LNG Project

FERC has issued a notice of its intent to prepare and environmental impact statement (EIS) for Commonwealth LNG’s proposed liquefaction and LNG export terminal to be located on the west side of the Calcasieu Ship Channel near Johnson Bayou in Cameron Parish, La.  The terminal would have a peak production capacity of nine million metric tonnes of LNG per year....

Alaska Gasline Development Not Cooperating With FERC Information Requests

FERC has sent another request for information to Alaska Gasline Development Corporation (AGDC), sponsor of the Alaska LNG liquefaction and export terminal project. FERC states that this latest request includes “several requests for information that have been made multiple times during the pre-filing review phase, as well as in the current application review, for which an adequate...

Sierra Club Withdraws Court Challenge to LNG Exports

Law360 reports that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit has granted Sierra Club’s voluntary motion to dismiss its appeal of U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) orders approving LNG export volumes for Cheniere Energy Inc.’s Sabine Pass LNG project in Cameron Parish, La.  Sierra Club lost several court cases where it challenged FERC orders approving the construction of various LNG...

FERC Releases Update on Plaquemines LNG Project

FERC has released an update on its review of the proposed Venture Global Plaquemines LNG, LLC (Plaquemines LNG) liquefaction and LNG export terminal and interconnected Gator Express Pipeline slated for construction in Plaquemines Parish, La. FERC is currently reviewing data submitted with the project applications and is preparing a draft environmental impact statement, which will be...

Coast Guard Approves WSA for Rio Grande LNG Project

The San Antonio Business Journal reports that the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) has approved the water suitability assessment (WSA) for the proposed Rio Grande LNG project. The USCG found that the Brownsville, Texas ship channel is suitable for carrying shipments of LNG and that the proposed Rio Grande LNG export facility could safely co-exist with a SpaceX rocket launch pad being built 5...

FERC Releases Schedule For Driftwood LNG Environmental Review

FERC has released the schedule for its environmental review of Driftwood LNG, LLC’s (Driftwood) proposed liquefaction and LNG export terminal to be located on the west bank of the Calcasieu River between river mile markers 22 and 23 in Calcasieu Parish, La.  FERC intends to release its Final Environmental Impact Statement for the project on October 12, 2018.  Other federal agencies...

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