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|Corpus Christi LNG Makes Another Step Forward|
|= "The adverse impacts would not be significant": FERC's EIS|
Corpus Christi LNG, a project to produce and export LNG of which development has been promoted by Cheniere Energy, has made a step forward when Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) released an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) in which the commission basically approved the project to go ahead.|
FERC released its final EIS on the proposed project on October 8, in which it concluded that the adverse environmental impacts the project may cause would not be significant as long as Cheniere's proposed mitigation and FERC's recommendation presented in EIS are properly implemented.
Now that FERC approved the project, it is the turn of the Department of Energy (DOE) who is to approve the project's exports of LNG to non-FTA countries. DOE has been holding its decision on the approval until FERC's approval is given based on the EIS in accordance with the its announcement dated August 15 regarding DOE's procedures on LNG exports.
The application filed to DOE in August 2012 by Corpus Christi Liquefaction, a subsidiary of Cheniere Energy, was for an export license to non-FTA countries for 767 Bcf (or about 15 million tonnes) per year of LNG.
Cheniere has another LNG project, Sabine Pass LNG, fore-running Corpus Christi.
Corpus Christi LNG is a project to build 3 liquefying trains of 5 million tonnes per year each for an annual production of 15 million tpy starting from 2018, 3 storage tanks of 160,000 m3 each, 2 berths for LNG tankers and so on. Bechtel will do EPC work for the construction.
The LNG output has been sold so far to Endesa (2.25 million tpy), Iberdrola (0.76 million tpy), Gas Natural (1.50 million tpy), Woodside (0.85 million tpy) and Pertamina (1.52 million tpy).
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