Commonwealth LNG Permit Application Accepted by FERC

The permit application filed by Commonwealth LNG to build an export terminal in southwest Louisiana was formally accepted by Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Tuesday morning.

The project is expected to be in service by the second quarter of 2023 as per the timeline submitted in Commonwealth LNG's application. The proposed export terminal will receive 390.6 billion cubic feet of natural gas per day from a pipeline to make 8.4 million metric tons of LNG per year.

The company is seeking permission to build six liquefied natural gas production units known as trains on a 393-acre property along the Calcasieu Ship Channel about 50 miles south of Lake Charles.

FERC's formal acceptance of the permit application is an important step in moving the proposed project closer to a final investment decision, said Commonwealth LNG President and CEO Paul Varello in a statement.

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chron

Lake Charles LNG Construction Bid Announced by Energy Transfer and Shell

Energy Transfer and Shell have issued an invitation tender for an engineering, procurement and construction contract to convert Energy Transfer's already existing liquefied natural gas import terminal in Lake Charles into an export terminal.

"We are excited to announce this major milestone in the development of the Lake Charles LNG liquefaction project," Lake Charles LNG President Tom Mason said in a statement. "The prospective bidders are world-class EPC contractors who will bring extensive LNG experience to bear as they develop their bids."

The facility was originally developed as an LNG import terminal in 2006 by Energy Transfer but later in 2015, FERC gave permission to build an export terminal at the site shortly after the shale revolution.

Once the export terminal project is completed, it is estimated to create up to 5,000 local jobs during construction and 200 full-time positions when fully operational. In 2016, Shell entered into a 50-50 joint venture with Energy Transfer to develop the liquefaction plant that can produce up to 16.45 million metric tons of LNG per year.

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chron

Open Season for Permian Global Access Pipeline Announced

Permian Global Access Pipeline LLC, a subsidiary of Tellurian has announced that it is conducting a binding open season to secure prospective shippers for its proposed Permian Global Access Pipeline project.

The proposed pipeline is a 42 in. diameter interstate natural gas pipeline originating at the Waha Hub in Pecos County, Texas, and terminating at Gillis, Louisiana, north of Lake Charles, Louisiana.

It is estimated to cost approximately US$3.7 billion to construct and will have the capacity to transport at least 2 billion cubic feet of natural gas per day. Construction could begin as early as 2021 and the pipeline is targeted to be in service as early as 2023.

The open season will begin at noon Central time on Monday 8 April 2019 and runs through Friday 24 May 2019 at 4 pm CT.

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worldpipelines