About this Project

On August 20, 2019, Commonwealth LNG, LLC (Commonwealth) filed an application in Docket No. CP19-502-000 requesting an authorization pursuant to Section 3 of the Natural Gas Act (NGA), and Parts 153 and 380 of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC or Commission) regulations to site, construct, and operate a natural gas liquefaction and export facility and an associated natural gas pipeline in Cameron Parish, Louisiana.  The proposed project is known as the Commonwealth LNG Project and would produce up to 8.4 million tonnes per annum (MTPA) of liquefied natural gas (LNG) for export.


Project Updates

On July 8, 2021, Commonwealth LNG, LLC (Commonwealth) filed an application under section 3(a) of the Natural Gas Act (NGA) requesting an amendment to its August 20, 2019 application requesting authorization from the Commission to site, construct, and operate a natural gas liquefaction and export facility (LNG Facility), including an NGA Section 3 natural gas pipeline in Cameron Parish, Louisiana.  Commonwealth’s LNG Facility, initial proposal included six 40,000 cubic meter full containment LNG Storage Tanks designed with an inner and outer tank fabricated from nine percent (9%) nickel steel which would have required a special authorization from the Department of Transportation, Pipeline and Hazardous Material Safety Administration (PHMSA).  Commonwealth now plans to change the design of the LNG Storage Tanks to a traditional full-containment, modular-built, tank design with a nine percent (9%) nickel inner tank and a concrete outer tank with carbon steel liner which would not require a special authorization from the PHMSA.  Commonwealth also proposes to increase the net capacity of the six LNG Storage Tanks from 40,000 to 50,000 cubic meters each (60,000 cubic meters total), for a new total working storage volume of 300,000 for the LNG Facility.


Intervention Information

September 24, 2019 was established as the initial deadline to file motions to intervene.  An additional opportunity to file a motion to intervene was provided as a result of the filing of an amendment to the application on July 8, 2021.  August 3, 2021 was established as the deadline to file motions to intervene.  An additional opportunity to intervene will be available during the draft EIS comment period.


Contact Information

Contact the Office of Public Participation with any questions or concerns regarding this project at 202-502-6595 or by email at OPP@ferc.gov.

You may also contact Commonwealth LNG directly by contacting Scott Ray or Hans Verswijver by phone at 346-352-4444, or by email at sray@teamcpl.com or hverswijver@teamcpl.com

 

 

Project Type
  • LNG Export Terminals
Docket Numbers
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Filed Date
  • November 30, 2021
Issued Date
  • -
Regions Effected
  • -
States Effected
  • Louisiana
Miles of Pipe
  • 3.04 miles
Compression (HP)
  • -

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