Trunkline LNG Files Draft Resource Report with FERC
Trunkline LNG Export, a wholly owned subsidiary of ETE and Energy Transfer Partners, has filed Draft Resource Report No. 13 with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) for the Lake Charles LNG export project.
The Report is a major milestone, and clears the way for Trunkline’s filing of the LNG Project’s formal applications for FERC authorization. The Report details engineering and design aspects of the LNG Project, including the selection of the APCI liquefaction technology. The formal FERC applications for authorization are expected to be filed by the end of Q1 2014.
Energy Transfer and BG Group expect to issue a request for proposals relating to the LNG Project’s engineering, procurement and construction contract in mid-2014. Pending final investment decisions and receipt of all necessary approvals, construction is expected to start in 2015, with first LNG exports anticipated in 2019.
Overall 2013 has been a landmark year for ETE and the Energy Transfer family of partnerships, as evidenced by the great progress made by ETP and the resulting restart of distribution increases, the transformation for RGP, the continued industry-leading growth and performance at SXL, the outperformance by the Sunoco retail business and the continued progress made in developing the Lake Charles LNG export project. ETE enters 2014 with tremendous confidence knowing that the prospects for the broader Energy Transfer family of partnerships have never been stronger and that this series of steps helps build on ETE’s plan to drive continued strong performance for ETE into 2014.
LNG World News Staff, December 23, 2013