The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has issued a Notice of Schedule to Sempra Energy for its proposed Port Arthur LNG natural gas liquefaction-export project in Jefferson County, Texas.

The schedule sets January 31, 2019, as the planned completion date of the final environmental impact statement for siting, construction and operation of the project.

“This is an important step forward in the federal regulatory review to construct our Port Arthur liquefaction-export project on Texas’ Gulf Coast,” said Joseph Householder, President and Chief Operating Officer of Sempra Energy. “Federal and Texas state policymakers have been instrumental in supporting U.S. liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports to bolster the U.S. economy.”  

The FERC issued its Notice of Schedule for the proposed Port Arthur liquefaction-export project on August 31. The project is expected to include two natural gas liquefaction trains to enable the long-term sale of approximately 11 million tonnes per annum (Mtpa) of LNG; feed gas pre-treatment facilities; natural gas liquids and refrigerant storage; up to three LNG storage tanks; two marine berths and associated facilities.

The ultimate decision to construct the Port Arthur liquefaction project is contingent upon obtaining binding customer commitments and financing arrangements; reaching a definitive engineering, procurement and construction contract; securing all necessary permits and approvals including a FERC order approving the siting, construction and operation of the project and reaching a final investment decision.

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5th September 2018