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    Commonwealth LNG Confirms FERC Application

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Commercial operations expected in early 2024

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Commonwealth LNG Confirms FERC Application

Commonwealth LNG confirmed August 21 it had filed a formal application with the US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Ferc) for its proposed 8.4mn mt/yr liquefaction and export terminal on the Calcasieu Ship Channel in Louisiana.

The application was filed August 20 and is now in a 10-day waiting period for formal acceptance by Ferc, at which time the project will be assigned a docket number and Commonwealth will issue a formal statement, a spokesman told NGW.

The estimated $4bn project consists of six 1.4mn mt/yr liquefaction trains, six modular storage tanks each with the capacity to hold 40,000 m3 of LNG and a three-mile pipeline connecting the liquefaction facility to two nearby interstate pipeline systems. Commonwealth LNG has been in the pre-filing stage at Ferc since 3Q 2017.

Heads of agreement have been signed covering up to 4mn mt/yr of output, Commonwealth told NGW earlier this year. A final investment decision is contemplated in 1Q 2021 and commercial operations are expected to begin in 1Q 2024.