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FERC issues authorisation and certificates

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On 30 April 2014, in Docket No. CP14-347-000, Magnolia LNG, LLC(Magnolia) filed an application for authorisation under section 3 of the Natural Gas Act (NGA) and Part 153 of the Commission’s regulations to site, construct, and operate facilities for the liquefaction and export of domestically-produced natural gas (Magnolia LNG project) at a proposed liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal near Lake Charles, Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana.

On 1 July 2014, in Docket No. CP14-511-000, Kinder Morgan Louisiana Pipeline LLC (Kinder Morgan Louisiana) filed an application under NGA section 7(c) and Parts 157 and 284 of the Commission’s regulations for a certificate of public convenience and necessity to construct and operate pipeline and compression facilities in Acadia, Calcasieu, and Evangeline Parishes, Louisiana (Lake Charles Expansion Project).

The Lake Charles Expansion Project will make Kinder Morgan Louisiana’sexisting pipeline facilities bi-directional, which will enable it to transport domestically produced gas to the Magnolia LNG Project for processing, liquefaction and export.

The commission orders

In Docket No. CP14-347-000, Magnolia LNG is authorised under section 3 of the NGA to site, construct and operate facilities necessary to liquefy natural gas at a proposed site in Lake Charles, Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana, as described and conditioned, and as fully described in Magnolia’s application and supplements, subject to the environmental conditions contained in the FERC’s order. Magnolia’s proposed liquefaction facilities shall be constructed and made available for service within five years of the date of this order.

In Docket No. CP14-511-000, a certificate of public convenience and necessity under section 7(c) of the NGA is issued to Kinder Morgan Louisiana Pipeline LLC, authorising it to construct and operate system modifications that would allow the delivery of natural gas to Magnolia’s proposed LNG terminal using a new north-to-south path on Kinder Morgan Louisiana’s existing system, as described and conditioned in the order, and as more fully described in Kinder Morgan Louisiana’s application and supplements.

Additional information on the FERC’s ruling can be read here.

Edited from source by Stephanie Roker

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