Port Arthur LNG proposed the 252-mile Port Arthur Pipeline Louisiana Connector Extension Project that will include approximately a 48-inch diameter pipeline stretching from near Port Arthur, Texas, to Delhi, Louisiana, in Richland Parish.
According to Port Authur LNG, here will be two compressor stations, one in Richland Parish and another one in Allen Parish. The company held a meeting Wednesday night in south Louisiana for those who may be impacted by the proposed pipeline.
“We’re in the very early stages. All of these projects are regulated by the federal energy regulatory commission. Part of that process involves reaching out to the public, giving them the opportunity to come and learn about our project, to see if the project may or may not affect them, personally, directly," Jim Thompson, environmental project manager, said.
The process to even start construction on the project is still a few years out as Thompson said “We expect to file our application in February of 2020 and receive approval from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission in early 2021. The pipeline, however, won’t start construction until 2022."
Once the construction starts, the company is estimating that it will only take six to nine months to complete the pipeline, pending Federal Energy Regulatory Commission approvals.