Commonwealth LNG’s export terminal proposed in Louisiana has become the first project to be authorized in more than two years after receiving unanimous FERC approval Thursday.

Houston-based Commonwealth has not yet sanctioned the 8.4 million metric ton/year (mmty) facility. It would be sited in Cameron Parish, LA, along the Calcasieu Ship Channel, potentially adding to the region’s already prolific output of liquefied natural gas.

After formalizing a 2.5 mmty offtake agreement with Australia’s Woodside Energy Group Ltd. in September, Commonwealth management indicated cargo loading could begin by mid-2026. More than 75% of the project’s nameplate capacity could be under binding or nonbinding agreements.

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