FERC clears Magnolia LNG construction

Australia’s Liquefied Natural Gas Limited on Monday informed it’s unit, Magnolia LNG, received the permit from the U.S. FERC to site, construct, and operate its LNG terminal in the Lake Charles District, Louisiana. 

Additionally, Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality approved the air permit for Magnolia LNG, according to the statement.

FERC also authorized the Kinder Morgan Louisiana Pipeline to install compression and other related facilities on the KMLP Pipeline, facilitating the transportation of full feed gas volumes to the Magnolia LNG project.

Following permits from FERC and LDEQ, LNG Limited’s managing director and CEO, Greg Vessey said that the company now expects the decision of the US Department of Energy regarding the Magnolia LNG’s non-FTA export permit.

The proposed Magnolia LNG facility would have up to four trains each with a liquefaction capacity of 2 mtpa or more, two 160,000 cbm storage tanks, ship, barge and truck loading facilities and supporting infrastructure. The construction will be carried out by the KBR‐SKE&C joint venture.

Vessey added that the focus now remains on completing the marketing of Magnolia LNG’s offtake capacity, finalizing financing arrangements and progressing to the construction phase.

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