• FERC Releases Draft EIS for Freeport LNG Export and Modification Projects
  • March 19, 2014
  • Law Firm: Sutherland Asbill Brennan LLP - Washington Office
  • FERC has released the draft environmental impact statement (DEIS) for Freeport LNG’s Liquefaction Project and its Phase II Modification Project at its Quintana Island, Texas terminal. The Liquefaction Project consists of, among other things, construction of three liquefaction trains, each capable of producing a nominal 4.4 million metric tons/year of LNG for export (1.8 Bcf/day) and a gas Pretreatment Plant. The Phase II Modification Project includes, among other things, modifications to the previously authorized LNG vessel berthing dock, LNG transfer pipelines, LNG unloading arms, and the access road system. The DEIS concludes that approval of the projects would have some adverse impacts; however, the implementation of some mitigation measures would reduce most of these impacts. The complete dockets for the Liquefaction and Phase II Modification Projects can be found on eLibrary under Docket Nos. CP12-509 and CP12-29, respectively.