Venture Global LNG Inc. has requested authorization from the US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to place Blocks 7-9 of its 10-million tonne/year (tpy) Calcasieu Pass LNG plant in service. The plant, sited in Cameron Parish, La., was designed to use 18 modular liquefaction trains configured in nine two-train blocks.
FERC last year issued approval to Venture Global to introduce hazardous fluids to the blocks. First LNG was produced from each between June 1, 2022 (Block 7A), and July 30, 2022 (Block 9B).
Venture Global said last month that it plans to increase its total nameplate LNG export capacity to more than 100 million tpy, from an initially planned 70 million tpy. In addition to Calcasieu Pass, which began production in January 2022, it is developing Plaquemines LNG, Delta LNG, and CP2 LNG, each with 20-million tpy capacity and also to be built in Louisiana.
The company has taken final investment decision on Plaquemines LNG, which is on target to produce first LNG in 2024. CP2 construction is expected to begin later this year, with early site work at a location adjected to Calcasieu Pass LNG already underway. To date, 9.25 million tpy of CP2 LNG’s 20-million tpy capacity has been sold under 20-year agreements.