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Texas LNG files FERC application

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Texas LNG Brownsville LLC has filed an application with the US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) seeking authorisation to site, construct, and operate its proposed two-phase 4 million tpy LNG export facility in Brownsville, Texas, US.

Texas LNG submitted its request to initiate the FERC pre-filing process in March 2015. During the past year, the company and its technical, environmental and legal advisers have completed Front End Engineering Design (FEED), submitted draft Resource Reports covering a wide range of environmental, engineering, reliability, and safety aspects of the proposed project. Texas LNG has also been in consultation with FERC and other federal and state agencies, including the US Fish and Wildlife Service, US Army Corps of Engineers, US Coast Guard, and Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. The submitted application included updated Resource Reports that will be evaluated by FERC staff as they prepare the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) in compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).

Vivek Chandra, Founder and CEO of Texas LNG, said: “Transitioning from the pre-filing to the formal application stage is a significant milestone, placing Texas LNG within a select and elite group of US LNG export projects in the FERC formal filing process, bringing us closer to our goal of delivering low-cost LNG under flexible terms from the Port of Brownsville to global buyers in 2020.  I commend the entire Texas LNG team, especially Samsung Engineering, Braemar Engineering, NRG/ERM, and K&L Gates, for their tireless efforts to reach this important milestone.”

Langtry Meyer, Founder and COO of Texas LNG, added: “The filing of Texas LNG’s application to FERC represents the culmination of over 300 000 man-hours and 12 months of rigorous effort and engagement with FERC and other government agencies by the entire Texas LNG team. Texas LNG is committed to thoroughly evaluating and meeting all FERC safety, environmental, and socioeconomic requirements.”

Texas LNG anticipates receiving all approvals and reaching Final Investment Decision (FID) in 2017. Construction will commence shortly thereafter with first LNG exports planned by 2020.

Texas LNG provided the cover story for the March 2016 issue of LNG Industry. If you would like to learn more about how the company’s mid scale LNG export project plans to remain commercially viable in a changing market, please register for a free trial subscription.

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