Energy Transfer LP affiliate Lake Charles LNG Co. LLC and Trunkline Gas Co. LLC have requested that the US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission grant an extension to Dec. 16, 2028, to complete construction of Energy Transfer’s proposed 16.45-million tonne/year (tpy) liquefaction plant and associated pipeline modifications. The companies cited the impact of global market conditions on their ability to reach final investment decision and secure long-term offtake contracts in making the request.
The plant and pipeline modifications were originally supposed to have entered service by Dec. 17, 2020, but the companies were granted permission in December 2019 to extend both to Dec. 16, 2025. Energy Transfer has been considering reducing the plant’s size to 11 million tpy (OGJ, Aug. 2, 2021, p. 55).
Liquefaction would be adjacent to Lake Charles LNG’s existing LNG terminal in Calcasieu Parish, La. Pipeline modifications include construction of 17.9 miles of pipeline; construction of a new 103,175-hp compressor station; and installation an additional 12,900 hp of compression at the 3,000-hp Longville compressor station. Pipeline segments include 11.44 miles of 42-in. OD greenfield pipeline (Mainline Connector) and 6.45 miles of 24-in. OD loop (Mainline 200-3 Loop).
The companies have obtained all federal, state, and local permits related to the projects.