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FERC Releases Final EIS for Jordan Cove Energy Project

FERC has released the Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for Jordan Cove Energy Project’s proposed liquefaction and LNG export terminal in Coos Bay, Ore. The Final EIS “concludes that constructing and operating the project would result in temporary, long-term, and permanent impacts on the environment. Many of these impacts would not be significant or would be reduced to less...

FERC Releases Environmental Review Schedule for Commonwealth LNG

FERC has released the schedule for its environmental review of the proposed Commonwealth LNG, LLC liquefaction and LNG export facility and an associated natural gas pipeline in Cameron Parish, La. A draft environmental impact statement (EIS) is expected to be released in May 2020, and a final EIS is scheduled to be released on October 2, 2020. Other federal agencies’ reviews of the...

DOE Releases Update to LNG Greenhouse Gas Study

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Fossil Energy has released for public comment the report Life Cycle Greenhouse Gas Perspective on Exporting Liquefied Natural Gas from the United States: 2019 Update (LCA GHG Update). The LCA GHG Update is an update to DOE’s 2014 LCA GHG Report. As explained by DOE, “[t]he purpose of the LCA GHG Update is to provide additional information...

FERC Releases Draft EIS for Alaska LNG Project

FERC has released a draft environmental impact statement (EIS) for the proposed Alaska LNG Project proposed by the Alaska Gasline Development Corporation (AGDC). The Alaska LNG Project is comprised of “an 806.6-mile-long natural gas pipeline and associated above ground facilities, and a 20-million-metric-ton per annum liquefaction facility to commercialize the natural gas resources of...

Sempra PALNG Requests Initiation of FERC Pre-Filing Process for Port Arthur Expansion

Sempra PALNG has filed a request with FERC to initiate the pre-filing environmental review process for Sempra PALNG’s proposal to add two liquefaction trains (Trains 3 and 4) to its Port Arthur LNG liquefaction and export terminal currently under development in Jefferson County, Texas. The addition of Trains 3 and 4 would double the terminal’s LNG production capacity from 13.5 million...

FERC Approves Freeport LNG Train 4 Expansion

FERC has issued an order authorizing construction and operation of liquefaction Train 4 at Freeport LNG’s existing import terminal near the city of Freeport, in Brazoria County, Texas. Train 4 will be able to produce an additional 5.1 million metric tons per annum of LNG (approximately 0.74 Bcf/day) for export. FERC Commissioner Richard Glick issued a dissenting statement criticizing...

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