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FERC to prepare EIS for Port Arthur Liquefaction Project

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The US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has issued a notice of intent to prepare an environmental impact statement (EIS) for the planned Port Arthur Liquefaction Project and Port Arthur Pipeline Project.

The Port Arthur Liquefaction Project will involve the construction and operation facilities by Port Arthur LNG LLC.

FERC will use the EIS in its decision making process to determine whether the two projects are in the public interest. FERC has also invited public comment on the projects.

Port Arthur LNG LLC, an affiliate of Sempra LNG, and Port Arthur Pipeline LLC, a subsidiary of Sempra US Gas and Power LLC, are planning to construct and operate interrelated LNG terminal and natural gas infrastructure projects.

The Port Arthur Liquefaction Project would involve the construction of an LNG export terminal and a marine facility to accommodate LNG vessels along the Sabine-Neches ship channel in Jefferson County, Texas, US. The project would have a total production capacity of up to 1.38 billion ft3/d of natural gas.

The Port Arthur Pipeline Project would involve the construction of approximately 35 miles of new pipeline and would provide approximately 1.6 billion ft3/d of feed natural gas supply to the LNG facilities. The projects would also require the relocation of a portion of State Highway 87 and up to five existing third-party pipelines to accommodate a marine terminal berth for ship docking and loading.

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