The Maritime Administration (MARAD) and the US Coast Guard (USCG) have announced they have received an application from Delfin LNG LLC (Delfin LNG) for all Federal authorisations required for a license to own, construct, and operate a deepwater port (DWP) for the export of natural gas.
The application contains all information necessary to initiate its processing.
Delfin LNG previously filed an application with the US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) requesting authorisations pursuant to the Natural Gas Act and 18 CFR part 157. However, FERC stated that it will not begin to process Delfin LNG's application until MARAD and the USCG accepted Delfin LNG's DWP application, as the proposed onshore facilities will connect with the DWP facilities that are subject to jurisdiction of MARAD and the USCG.
Delfin LNG also proposes to lease a segment of pipeline from High Island Offshore System LLC (HIOS) that extends from the terminus of the U-T Operating System (UTOS) pipeline offshore. Delfin LNG states in its application that HIOS will submit a separate application with FERC seeking authorisation to abandon by lease its facilities to Delfin LNG. FERC also stated that it would not begin to process the application until HIOS submits this abandonment application.
Delfin LNG is proposing to construct, own, and operate a DWP terminal in the Gulf of Mexico to liquefy natural gas for export to Free Trade Agreement (FTA) and non-FTA nations.
Edited from press release by Callum O'Reilly
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