Venture Global Calcasieu Pass LLC has received US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) authorization to commission the first six of nine two-train liquefaction blocks at its 10-million tonne/year (tpy) Calcasieu Pass LNG plant in Cameron Parish, La. In addition to its 18 0.6-million tpy liquefaction trains, the Calcasieu Pass plant includes an onsite natural gas-fired power plant, three pretreatment trains, two 203,500-cu m LNG storage tanks, and two berths capable of loading LNG vessels as large as 185,000 cu m.
FERC began granting commissioning authorization for Blocks 2-6 in November 2021 and issued its last authorization Mar. 30, 2022. With only three blocks left to authorize, and given the pace at which the terminal has received FERC approvals to commission, Calcasieu Pass could reach full capacity by third-quarter 2022, according to the US Energy Information Administration.
Venture Global loaded its first commissioning cargo from the plant earlier this year (OGJ Online, Feb. 7, 2022). The tanker Yiannis, chartered by JERA Global Markets Pte. Ltd., delivered the LNG to the Netherlands and France.
Calcasieu Pass receives its feedgas through Venture Global’s 24-mile, 42-in. OD TransCameron pipeline (1.9 bcfd), which has interconnections with TC Energy Corp.’s ANR pipeline, Enbridge Inc.’s TETCO pipeline, and EnLink Midstream Co.’s Bridgeline pipeline.