FERC readying Magnolia LNG EIS
Liquefied Natural Gas Limited released an update on the status of environmental impact statements due to be issued from the United States Federal Energy Regulatory Commission in relation to the company’s Magnolia LNG unit.
FERC informed in its report that it is currently preparing the draft EIS for the projects based on the information received from the applicants and the comments received from stakeholders.
FERC started the review of the Magnolia LNG project on March 20, 2013, when it approved Magnolia’s request to use the FERC pre-filing process. The environmental issue identification process began during this phase of the review. The pre-filing process ended when Magnolia formally filed its application with the FERC on April 30, 2014. The review of the Lake Charles expansion project on June 30, 2014, when Kinder Morgan formally filed its application with the FERC.
Presently, FERC is conducting its environmental analysis of the proposed projects, the results of which will be presented in the draft EIS. The draft EIS will describe the potential environmental impacts of the projects, mitigation measures proposed for each project, alternatives considered, and will include an engineering design review of the proposed facilities. The draft EIS will also present FERC’s recommendations for additional mitigation and/or conservation measures to avoid or further reduce impacts on the affected environment.
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