Texas LNG Project Clears FERC Hurdle
The U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has issued the final environmental impact statement (FEIS) for Texas LNG Brownsville LLC’s proposed LNG export facility.
Receiving the 800-page, two volume FEIS represents the final step in the environmental review process leading toward the June 13, 2019, federal authorization decision deadline and anticipated FERC approval, Texas LNG Brownsville noted in a written statement emailed Sunday evening to Rigzone. The company received its draft environmental impact statement (DEIS) last October.
“We are very pleased with the FEIS report conclusions and appreciate the hard work and effort involved in the generation and compilation of the FEIS, especially from FERC and all the supporting agencies … and others that have been involved in the process,” noted Vivek Chandra, co-founder and CEO of Texas LNG LLC. “As we head toward Final Investment Decision (FID), we look forward to substantive discussions with potential LNG customers to secure binding agreements over the next few months.”
The LNG export facility would be built on a 625-acre (253-hectare) site on the Port of Brownsville’s deepwater ship channel near natural gas supplies and pipelines, according to Houston-based Texas LNG.
The company’s project fact sheet notes that Brownsville is one of the closest U.S. ports to the Panama Canal, which would facilitate trans-Pacific access to customers in Asia. Texas LNG Brownsville’s two-train, 4 million tonnes per annum facility would receive natural gas from the Agua Dulce trading hub in South Texas. The company has stated that the Permian Basin associated gas it would liquefy is cheaper than the Henry Hub-indexed gas that would feed into other Gulf Coast terminals.
“We look forward to receiving FERC approval in the next few months which is one of the important steps to allow construction to begin and LNG production to commence by 2024,” noted Langtry Meyer, Texas LNG co-founder and chief operating officer. “This project will bring jobs and investment to Cameron County and deliver clean, safe, abundant Texas natural gas energy to the world.”
To review the FEIS for the Texas LNG project, visit FERC’s website.
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