Driftwood LNG project remains on schedule

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s Office of Energy Projects recently issued environmental schedules for 12 pending liquefied natural gas export terminal operations, including Driftwood LNG, in an attempt to try and shorten their timelines.

But Meg Gentle, president and CEO of the Houston-based Tellurian Inc., said in a statement that Driftwood “remains on schedule” to start construction in the first half of 2019 and start delivering LNG by 2023. Driftwood is building the $15 billion terminal just south of Lake Charles, and it is expected to export as much as 26 million tons of LNG annually.

Also listed in the FERC schedule was Venture Global LNG, an $8.5 billion project in Plaquemines Parish.

According to a statement released by FERC on Aug. 31, the schedules are an effort “to streamline its review process for LNG project applications.” FERC Chairman Kevin McIntyre said the improvements have cut environmental schedules by “nine to 12 months.”

“Our recent streamlining efforts will provide all LNG stakeholders additional regulatory certainty and help minimize undue administrative burdens,” he said.

Gentle said Tellurian “appreciates the thoroughness of the FERC’s review and ensuring that U.S. LNG can be produced safely and reliably.”

Driftwood ‘remains on schedule’ to start construction in the first half of 2019 and start delivering LNG by 2023.

Statement by Tellurian Inc.

””Driftwood LNG Project

Local News

BREAKING: Power outages force school closures

Local News

Traffic backed up on I-10 bridge

life

Thousands of participants to walk in Carry The Load’s National Relay

Local News

May is Foster Care Awareness Month; DCFS recruiting more caregivers

Local News

Cassidy, Risch, colleagues introduce NOPE Act to cut off US funding to UN if Palestinian authority receives more privileges

Local News

Louisiana’s pre-K-12th grade education improves in national rankings

Local News

With the shock of Oct. 7 still raw, profound sadness and anger grip Israel on its Memorial Day

Local News

US aims to stay ahead of China in using AI to fly fighter jets, navigate without GPS and more

Crime

CPSO searching for driver of truck involved in hit-and-run

Local News

Higgins announces USDA assistance for crawfish farmers

Crime

5/13: Calcasieu Parish Sheriff announces arrest list

Local News

WEATHER UPDATE: School dismissal updates

Local News

‘Make sure it doesn’t get released;’ Star witness Michael Cohen implicates Trump in hush money case

Local News

WEATHER WATCH: Severe thunderstorms expected this afternoon, tonight

Local News

Beauregard School Board lends support to Title IX regulations challenge

life

Jeff Davis residents urged to sign up for summer feeding program

life

Maplewood UMC celebrating 80 years as storm repairs continue

life

SW La. school lunch menus May 13-17

Business

Names in the News: People shaping the future of Lake Area business

McNeese Sports

Cowboys split, clinch playoff spot

Crime

Community meeting focuses on fentanyl problem

Local News

Louisiana Day: Students at Southwest Louisiana Charter Academy enjoy day of learning, fun

Local News

Heavy rainfall, potential severe weather coming Sunday

Jim Beam

Jim Beam column:Amended bill is unacceptable