Praise for FERC LNG Schedules

Praise for FERC Action Setting LNG Project Schedules

WASHINGTON — Sept. 4, 2018 — The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has released scheduling orders for the liquefied natural gas (LNG) export project applications pending before the agency. As shown in the table below, the agency has committed to completing its required National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) reviews on the first 11 of 13 projects within the next eight months and all 13 reviews by early November 2019.

Fred H. Hutchison, President & CEO of LNG Allies, had this reaction:

LNG Allies is very pleased that FERC has responded favorably to our request to expedite the required NEPA reviews for the LNG export project applications pending before the agency. The next wave of U.S. LNG projects face stiff competition from LNG plants proposed in Australia, Canada, Qatar, and Russia. The FERC commissioners understand the reality of the global natural gas marketplace and are doing all they can to make sure that proposed U.S. projects receive their federal permits in a timely manner. The next step is for the President to quickly nominate and the Senate to promptly confirm a fifth FERC commissioner. That will ensure that FERC can meet the relatively short LNG timelines that were just announced.

State/LNG Export ProjectLead SponsorFinal NEPA Date
LA – Calcasieu PassVenture Global LNG26 Oct 2018
TX – Freeport LNG
(Train 4)
Freeport LNG02 Nov 2018
LA – Driftwood LNGTellurian Inc.18 Jan 2019
TX – Port Arthur LNGSempra LNG & Midstream31 Jan 2019
TX – Corpus Christi
(Stage 3)
Cheniere Energy08 Feb 2019
TX – Texas LNG BrownsvilleTexas LNG15 Mar 2019
FL – Eagle LNGEagle LNG Partners12 Apr 2019
MS – Gulf LNG LiquefactionKinder Morgan17 Apr 2019
TX – Annova LNGExelon19 Apr 2019
TX – Rio Grande LNGNextDecade Corp.26 Apr 2019
LA – Plaquemines LNGVenture Global LNG03 May 2019
OR – Jordan Cove LNGJordan Cove LNGJul 2019 *
AK – Alaska LNGAlaska Gasline Development Corp.08 Nov 2019

* Dates listed for the Jordan Cove LNG project are estimates, based upon the timeline announced by FERC on Aug. 31, 2018 for issuance of a “final order” for the project by Nov. 29, 2019.