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Eagle LNG receives positive review in draft environmental impact statement

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Eagle LNG Partners has announced that it has reached a new milestone in its Jacksonville Export Project.

The US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) granted the company a draft environmental impact statement (DEIS), which puts Eagle LNG on a clear path to a final investment decision (FID) on the project, and continues the company’s success in using small scale LNG to supply bunkering to the marine industry and to provide small scale LNG cargoes to markets in the Caribbean.

Sean Lalani, President of Eagle LNG Partners, said: “Our customers, and potential clients, join us in being encouraged that FERC has released the DEIS ahead of schedule. It moves us considerably closer to meeting our goal of expanding clean burning, domestic, and affordable LNG supply for marine bunkering and for small scale LNG projects in the Caribbean. Once completed, the Jacksonville Export Facility will be the lowest cost source of small scale LNG available for our marine bunkering and power generation clients.

“We want to thank the North Florida community for the tremendous support they have shown us. This project will inject approximately US$500 million of infrastructure investment plus provide numerous well-paying direct and indirect jobs in Florida. Once completed, the Jacksonville Export Project will contribute to improving air quality in Florida, the east coast and the Caribbean as our clients’ transition to the use of natural gas from heavy fuel oil and diesel.

“We want to acknowledge and thank all the cooperating federal agencies for their work on this, the US Department of Energy, US Coast Guard, US Army Corps of Engineers, and the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, along with many others. We also want to acknowledge the efforts of all the cooperating state and local agencies including the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, the City of Jacksonville, and the Port of Jacksonville, in addition to numerous other agencies.”

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