FERC has approved a suite of natural gas projects, including the second phase of the Port Arthur LNG project, following a key meeting on Thursday when it addressed the items that were struck from its agenda in July following an impasse among commissioners. 

Sempra Infrastructure called the order authorizing Port Arthur’s second phase “a major regulatory milestone” for the project. The first 1.8 Bcf/d phase is under construction in Texas and was sanctioned earlier this year. The second phase would double capacity. 

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission also approved plans to increase capacity at the Calcasieu Pass liquefied natural gas terminal in Louisiana by 50 MMcf/d. The Commission cleared Enbridge Inc.’s Venice Extension project for delivering 1.3 Bcf/d to the