Initial construction activities have started at the Plaquemines liquefied natural gas (LNG) export project in Louisiana, the development’s sponsor told federal regulators on Tuesday.

Venture Global Plaquemines LNG

In a Tuesday FERC filing, Venture Global LNG Inc. said work began at the terminal site on Aug. 18, but was halted on Aug. 27 as Hurricane Ida approached the Louisiana coast. The storm made landfall on Aug. 29, “bringing heavy rainfall to the terminal site”, Venture Global told the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.

“Work will not resume until early September when terminal site conditions improve,” the Arlington, VA-based company added.

Before the storm, crews had worked to improve the existing driveway, install a silt fence perimeter and mow the site, according to the filing. In...