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Venture Global plans to submit Plaquemines LNG application to FERC by year-end

The developer of the Plaquemines LNG export project in Louisiana told FERC it plans to submit a formal application by year-end, though that schedule may change depending on the commission's comments on one of the developer's recent filings.

Venture Global Plaquemines LNG LLC said in a conference call with FERC that it is waiting for the commission's review of a draft resource report and that an application would follow FERC's issuance of comments, according to meeting minutes recently made available on FERC's website.

FERC indicated that it was continuing to review the company's draft resource report and develop its comments. The commission Oct. 5 issued a public update on its review of the project, previewing stakeholder concerns including impacts on fish and wildlife resources and noise and light pollution as developers worked toward formally applying for authorization after it entered FERC's prefiling process in June 2015.

The Plaquemines LNG project is being proposed for a site about 20 miles south of the Port of New Orleans. The liquefaction and export facility would consist of 20 modular units, each capable of producing about 1 million tonnes per annum. Venture Global Gator Express LLC would install and operate two supply pipelines to deliver gas to the terminal.

Plaquemines LNG is Venture Global LNG's second proposed LNG project. The company is also developing the Calcasieu Pass liquefaction and export terminal in southwestern Louisiana's Cameron Parish, which would include nine "blocks," each containing two 0.56-mtpa liquefaction trains.

Plaquemines LNG and Gator Express are Venture Global Partners LLC subsidiaries, while Venture Global LNG is majority owned by Venture Global Partners. (FERC docket PF15-27)