Magnolia LNG receives FERC order for Louisiana project

Published on April 20, 2016 by Daily Energy Insider Reports

Magnolia LNG, LLC, announced the receipt on Monday of an authorization from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) for the siting, construction and operation of liquefied natural gas facilities in the Lake Charles District of Louisiana.

The FERC order was for the development of a facility to liquefy and export domestic liquefied natural gas. Magnolia LNG hopes to eventually export gas to countries without free-trade agreements with the United States.

Magnolia LNG also announced the approval of an air permit for the facility by the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (LDEQ) – a huge step towards the realization of the company’s vision for the facility.

“We are pleased to receive the FERC order and the air permit from LDEQ,” LNG Limited Managing Director and CEO Greg Vesey said. “Both of these items are important milestones as we progress the Magnolia LNG project towards a final investment decision. We look forward to the U.S. Department of Energy processing Magnolia LNG’s pending application to export LNG to countries that do not have a free trade agreement with the United States.”

The Magnolia LNG proposal includes the construction and operation of up to four liquefaction production trains. Each train would rely on the company’s OSMR patented LNG processing methodology and would have a capacity of 2mtpa or greater.