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Draft EIS for Lake Charles LNG

LNG Industry,

The US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has prepared a draft environmental impact statement (EIS) for the Lake Charles Liquefaction project.

The project, proposed by Trunkline Gas Co., Lake Charles LNG Co. and Lake Charles LNG Export Co., will be located in Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana.

Trunkline requests authorisation to construct, install, and operate new natural gas pipeline facilities; modify certain compressor and meter stations; and abandon one compressor unit in the states of Arkansas, Mississippi, and Louisiana.

Lake Charles LNG and Lake Charles LNG Export jointly request authorisation to site, construct and operate new liquefaction facilities adjacent to an existing LNG terminal, and to construct and operate certain facility modifications at the existing terminal. The new liquefaction facilities will have a design production capacity of 16.45 million tpy.

The draft EIS assesses the potential environmental effects of construction and operation of the project in accordance with NEPA. The FERC has concluded that approval of the proposed project would have some adverse environmental impact, however most would be reduced to less than significant levels with the implementation of the companies’ proposed mitigation and additional measures recommended by the FERC.

Adapted from press release by Katie Woodward

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