FERC set to ready EIS for Louisiana LNG Energy’s project

The United States Federal Energy Regulatory Commission issued a supplemental notice of intent to prepare an environmental impact statement for Louisiana LNG Energy’s proposed export project. 

According to FERC’s filing, the commission intends to review proposed changes to the original plans of Louisiana LNG Energy to construct a liquefied natural gas export terminal on the east bank of the Mississippi River in Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana.

Following new ownership and additional environmental and engineering analysis, Louisiana LNG Energy intends to increase the production capacity to 6.0 million tons per annum from the initial 2.0 mtpa and increase the storage capacity of the LNG storage tanks to 140,000 cbm from 100,000 cbm.

Other changes to the proposed project include the increase of the northern pipeline from the 1.9-mile 24-inch-diameter to 1.9-mile 36-inch-diameter with an associated meter station that would deliver gas from the Tennessee Gas interstate pipeline system. The company also intends to increase the southern pipeline from the 1.6-mile 12-inch-diameter to 3.5-mile 36-inch-diameter that would deliver gas from the Tennessee Gas Pipeline system to the facility.

However, Louisiana LNG Energy intends to eliminate the truck loading facility and the compressor station from the initial project design.

Bechtel has been selected to provide all engineering and design support, and Chart Industries has been selected as the technology provider.

The company expects to submit a formal application with FERC in early 2016.

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LNG World News Staff; Image: Louisiana LNG Energy