The chances of feed gas being introduced to Venture Global LNG Inc.’s Plaquemines LNG project by the end of the year could be rising as the firm awaits approval to place a portion of its pipeline in service.

Venture Global asked FERC to allow it to begin introducing natural gas to the 11.7-mile, 42-inch diameter second phase of its Gator Express pipeline system, which would connect to the Texas Eastern Transmission LP (Tetco) pipeline system controlled by a unit of Enbridge Inc.

Pending swift approval, the firm told Federal Energy Regulatory Commission staff it aims to place all of the second phase equipment in service by the end of the week as crews work to complete the more than 15-mile, 42-inch diameter first phase of Gator Express.

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