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Calcasieu Pass LNG Terminal, Pipeline Filed at FERC

Venture Global Calcasieu Pass LLC and TransCameron Pipeline LLC have applied at FERC for authorization to construct a liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal in Cameron Parish, LA, and its associated natural gas pipeline laterals. The projects are proposed by Venture Global LNG Inc.

The joint application follows completion of the Commission's pre-filing process [CP15-550,CP15-551]. In addition to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission application, Calcasieu Pass and TransCameron have submitted applications to the U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Louisiana Department of Natural Resource and Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality.

"Our final application submittal to FERC and the other federal and state agencies marks a significant milestone in our company's development and brings us closer to our goal of delivering LNG to global buyers beginning in 2019," said Venture Global Co-CEO Robert Pender.

Calcasieu Pass would be constructed on a 506-acre site near where the Calcasieu Ship Channel meets the Gulf of Mexico. It would include two ship-loading berths for LNG vessels, two full-containment LNG storage tanks and an on-site combined-cycle gas turbine power plant.

Scheduled to begin construction in late 2016 and achieve full operations in late 2019, Calcasieu Pass would have a nameplate capacity of 10.0 million tonnes per annum of LNG. TransCameron's pipeline system would consist of two laterals totaling 43 miles and would be constructed with 42-inch diameter pipe.

"We are dedicated to becoming one of the lowest-cost providers of LNG in the world..." said Venture Global Co-CEO Michael Sabel.

With its most recent U.S. Department of Energy approval in June, Venture Global Calcasieu Pass LLC has been authorized to export up to 620 Bcf/year of LNG from the Calcasieu Pass terminal to free trade agreement countries (see Daily GPIJune 24).

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