FERC gives final approval for Calhoun LNG project

Gulf Coast LNG said US FERC has issued the FEIS for its proposed Calhoun LNG receiving terminal and associated pipeline at Port Lavaca-Point Comfort in Calhoun County, Tex.

By OGJ editors
HOUSTON, Aug. 14 -- Gulf Coast LNG Partners LP said the US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has issued the final environmental impact statement for its proposed Calhoun LNG receiving terminal and associated pipeline at Port Lavaca-Point Comfort in Calhoun County, Tex.

FERC concluded in the FEIS that the construction of the Calhoun LNG project, with appropriate mitigating measures as recommended, would be an environmentally acceptable action.

The Calhoun project, slated for full operation in 2009-10, consists of an LNG terminal with two 160,000 cu m storage tanks and 1 bcfd of gas vaporization and liquid separation capacity. It also includes a 27-mile, 36-in. pipeline—Point Comfort Pipeline—which will extend from the terminal and connect with nine major pipelines including five interstate and four intrastate pipeline systems serving Texas and the Midwest, the Northeast, and the Southeast. The Point Comfort Pipeline is designed to transport 1 bcfd.

Earlier this year, GCLP signed a memorandum of understanding for Port Lavaca LNG Services LLC to become operator of the terminal (OGJ Online, Mar. 27, 2007).

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