FERC Approves Two LNG Projects

WASHINGTON — April 18, 2019—During its open meeting today, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) voted to issue certificates for the Driftwood LNG project and pipeline sponsored by Tellurian Inc. and the Port Arthur LNG project and pipeline sponsored by Sempra Energy. Link to FERC Release

Fred H. Hutchison, President & CEO of LNG Allies, the U.S. LNG Association, had this reaction:

LNG Allies thanks FERC Chairman Neil Chatterjee and Commissioners Cheryl A. LaFleur and Bernard L. McNamee for continuing to work collaboratively to keep U.S. LNG export projects moving forward. Although the Commissioners still have divergent opinions about how FERC should handle the greenhouse gas implications of its decisions, once again a collegial, bipartisan atmosphere has prevailed and two more important U.S. LNG projects have obtained their FERC certificates. We congratulate the Commission on today’s decisions and Tellurian and Sempra, the two project sponsors. The global LNG market is fiercely competitive, and timely actions by FERC and the U.S. Department of Energy are critical to ensure that U.S. LNG projects keep pace with facilities proposed in other nations, such as Russia, Qatar, and Mozambique.