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FERC accepts permit application from Commonwealth LNG

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Commonwealth Projects, LLC has announced that the US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has formally accepted Commonwealth LNG, LLC’s filing application.

The project will be located on the west side of the Calcasieu Ship Channel, near the entrance to the Gulf of Mexico, and will consist of an LNG plant with six gas liquefaction trains and appurtenant facilities. Each train will have a liquefaction design capacity of approximately 1.4 million tpy for a total nominal liquefaction capacity of 8.4 million tpy. In addition to this, the project will include six 40 000 m3 LNG storage tanks, one marine loading berth (capable of loading LNG carriers up to a capacity of 216 000 m3), and a 3.04 mile long, 30 in. diameter pipeline that will connect the facility with existing intrastate and interstate pipelines to supply gas to the project.

Paul Varello, Commonwealth’s President and CEO, said: “FERC’s formal acceptance of Commonwealth LNG project’s filing application marks another significant milestone achieved by the Commonwealth LNG team and represents an important step in progressing the project and moving closer to a final investment decision.”

Chief Operating Officer, Robert Powers, added: “This is a major achievement which we could not have done without the support of our partners, TechnipFMC, TRC, Blue Engineering, Orrick and countless others who have contributed to this substantial effort.”

According to the statement, Commonwealth LNG expects to take a final investment decision on the project in 4Q20, and is on schedule to commence operations of the 8.4 million tpy facility in 1Q24.

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