The US’s Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has prepared a final environmental impact statement (EIS) for the Calcasieu Pass LNG Project.
The proposed project would include a new LNG export terminal and 23.4 miles of 42 in. diameter pipeline in Cameron Parish, Louisiana, US. Amongst other infrastructure, the terminal would include the following facilities:
- liquefaction facilities;
- two full-containment LNG aboveground storage tanks, each with a usable capacity of approximately 200 000 m3;
- a 720 MW electric generating plant;
- a marine terminal consisting of a turning basin and LNG carrier berths;
- LNG piping;
- transfer lines;
- loading facilities.
The FERC staff concludes that construction and operation of the project would result in some adverse environmental impacts, but these impacts would be reduced to less-than-significant levels. This determination is based on a review of the information provided by Venture Global LNG Inc. and TransCameron Pipeline LLC and further developed from data requests; field investigations; scoping; literature research; alternatives analyses; and contacts with the federal, state, and local agencies, Native American tribes, and other stakeholders.
To view the principal reasons for this determination, visit FERC’s website.
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