The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission granted Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co. LLC approval for its Lone Star compression project, which would deliver 300,000 Dth/d of firm natural gas transportation service to Cheniere Energy Inc.'s Corpus Christi export facility.
The commission found that the Kinder Morgan Inc. subsidiary's project would have minimal or no adverse impacts on other pipelines in the region, as well as on existing customers, landowners and surrounding communities, according to a Dec. 15 certificate from FERC.
The authorization is subject to certain environmental and regulatory conditions, such as the project's completion and in-service within two years of the order's issuance.
The project involves the construction and operation of two bidirectional compressor stations and related facilities in San Patricio and Jackson counties in Texas, and is expected to cost about $131.9 million. The facilities are supported by a 20-year contract for firm transportation service with Corpus Christi Liquefaction LLC for the full 300,000 Dth/d capacity.