Venture Global LNG Inc.’s subsidiaries Venture Global Calcasieu Pass LLC and TransCameron Pipeline LLC have submitted their joint application to the US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) pursuant to Sections 3 and 7 of the Natural Gas Act with regard to the companies’ Calcasieu Pass LNG projects.
The application requests authorization to site, construct, and operate Calcasieu Pass's proposed natural gas liquefaction and export terminal, and TransCameron Pipeline's two proposed natural gas pipeline laterals that will connect the Calcasieu Pass LNG terminal to the US natural gas grid. Both the proposed LNG terminal and the proposed pipeline system are located in Cameron Parish, Louisiana.
In addition to the FERC application, Calcasieu Pass and TransCameron Pipeline have recently submitted final permit applications and final studies to the US Coast Guard, the US Army Corps of Engineers, the Louisiana Department of Natural Resource, and the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality.
Calcasieu Pass is located on a 506-acre site near where the Calcasieu Ship Channel meets the Gulf of Mexico. Its facilities will include two ship-loading berths for LNG vessels, two full-containment LNG storage tanks, and an on-site combined cycle gas turbine power plant.
Scheduled to begin construction in late 2016 and achieve full operations in late 2019, Calcasieu Pass will have a nameplate capacity of 10.0 million metric tonnes per annum of LNG. TransCameron's pipeline system will consist of two laterals totaling 43 miles in length and will be constructed with 42-inch-diameter pipe.