Australian Liquified Natural Gas company LNG Limited has received preliminary approval to boost capacity at its proposed U.S. LNG project in Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana. The company plans to build an LNG export terminal comprising four LNG production units, known as trains. It has said it hopes to make a final investment decision on the $4.4 billion project later this year.
The staff of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) prepared a draft supplemental environmental impact statement (EIS) for the Magnolia LNG Production Capacity Amendment from 8 million metric tonnes per annum (Mtpa) to 8.8 Mtpa.
It stated: “With the incorporation of the mitigation measures identified in the supplemental EIS, staff concludes the LNG terminal design would include acceptable layers of protection or safeguards that would reduce the risk of potentially hazardous scenarios from developing into an event that could impact the offsite public.”
The increased production capacity would be achieved through the optimisation of Magnolia LNG’s final design, including additional and modified process equipment. All new or reconfigured facilities would be within the footprint of the authorised Magnolia LNG terminal site.
The draft supplemental EIS comment period closes on November 18, 2019. The FERC Commissioners will take into consideration staff’s recommendations when they make a decision on the project.
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