The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has prepared a draft environmental impact statement (EIS) for the Venture Global Plaquemines LNG and Venture Global Gator Express Pipeline Project. 

The proposed project would include a new LNG export terminal and two 42-inch-diameter pipelines in Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana. The LNG terminal and pipeline system would include the following facilities:

  • LNG Terminal: Construction and operation of various liquefaction, LNG distribution, and appurtenant facilities within the boundaries of the site leased by Venture Global about 20 miles south of Belle Chasse, Louisiana, on the Mississippi River, including: six pretreatment facilities; a liquefaction plant with 18 integrated single-mixed refrigerant blocks and support facilities (otherwise referred to as liquefaction blocks) to be constructed in two phases (nine blocks in each phase); four 200,000 cbm aboveground LNG storage tanks; three LNG loading docks within a common LNG berthing area; and air-cooled electric power generation facilities.
  • Pipeline System: Construction and operation of two parallel 42-inch-diameter natural gas pipelines, that share one right-of-way corridor for the majority of their respective routes, and appurtenant aboveground facilities, including the following: 15.1-mile-long Southwest Lateral Tennessee Gas Pipeline (TGP) Pipeline; 11.7-mile-long Southwest Lateral Texas Eastern Transmission (TETCO) Pipeline; TGP metering and regulation station; and TETCO metering and regulation station

The draft EIS comment period closes on January 7, 2019. The FERC Commissioners will take into consideration staff’s recommendations when they make a decision on the project.

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14th November 2018

14th November 2018