The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission continued advancing LNG projects May 16, granting approval to a fourth train at the Freeport LNG export terminal in Texas that would add up to 5.1 million mt/year of liquefaction capacity to the facility. Receive daily email alerts, subscriber notes & personalize your experience. Register Now For a fourth time this year, FERC voted 3-1 to advance an LNG facility, with Democratic Commissioner Cheryl LaFleur joining Republicans to back the project despite her ongoing concerns about FERC’s approach to greenhouse gas considerations. LaFleur also said the commission’s decision to do an environmental assessment, rather than an more extensive environmental impact statement heightened the legal risk in this case. FERC Chairman Neil Chatterjee said he was pleased to be acting again on a bipartisan basis, noting FERC has certificated nearly 8 Bcf/d in LNG export capacity since February. “This capacity will spur economic […]

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