The proposed Golden Pass liquefaction project has reached a new milestone as the US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC) final environmental impact statement (FEIS) has concluded that it would not have a significant impact on the environment when recommended mitigation measures are included. The US$10 billion project would be built at the existing Golden Pass LNG import facility in Sabine Pass, Texas, US.
The FEIS process involved an environmental impact study with a number of regulatory reviews, as well as a period for public comment and other opportunities for public input. Golden Pass Products commenced the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) pre-filing process with FERC in May 2013.
The President of Golden Pass LNG, Sean Ryan, said: “We’re delighted to have completed the environmental review phase of the project.
“It shows what you can achieve by bringing together the right location, the right design, and the right team. Our shareholders have a proven track record of successfully developing and executing projects like this around the world.”
At present, Golden Pass Products expects that the permitting process for the project will be completed in 2017. It has already received authorisation from the US Department of Energy (DOE) to export to countries that hold a free trade agreement (FTA) with the US. However, it is still awaiting authorisation from DOE to export to non-FTA countries too.
Edited from press release by David Rowlands
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