NextDecade Corp.has launched a competitive engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) bid process for its Rio Grande LNG project, and has issued formal invitations to bid to Bechtel Corp.,Fluor Corp.andMcDermott International Inc.On Friday, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission issued environmental schedules for Rio Grande and 11 other pending LNG export terminal projects. According to the order, FERC expects to issue a draft environmental impact statement (EIS) for Rio Grande next month and a final EIS in April 2019. Assuming a favorable FERC order, NextDecade anticipates a final investment decision on the project in 3Q2019. 

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commissionsaid it will prepare an environmental assessment for the proposed D'Lo Natural Gas Storage Project Amendment [CP18-524]. The project would involve construction and operation of facilities owned by Lafayette, LA-based D'Lo Gas Storage LLCin Rankin and Simpson counties, MS, and would provide about 1.2 Bcf/d of withdrawal and 0.59 Bcf/d of injection capacity. Project revisions include eliminating theGulf SouthInterconnect Lateral and Gulf South meter facilities, as well as the relocation of two primary source water wells and two primary brine disposal wells. Comments will be accepted through Sept. 26.