March 14, 2014 / 8:41 PM / 4 years ago

FACTBOX-North America natural gas export plans

March 14 (Reuters) - Freeport LNG's proposed liquefied natural gas export terminal in Texas
inched closer to approval by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission with the release of a
draft report on Friday finding the project would not cause significant environmental harm.
    Companies need approval from both the U.S. Department of Energy, which determines whether
the proposed exports would be in the public interest, and FERC, which assesses safety and
environmental effects of the projects' construction and operation. 
    Freeport is one of four companies waiting for a decision from FERC after receiving
permission from the DOE for exports to countries without free trade agreements with the United
    Cheniere Energy Inc's Sabine Pass project in Louisiana is the only terminal that has
received permission from both agencies so far.
    FERC typically sets a schedule for carrying out its environmental review of each project,
with decisions on licenses usually issued 30 to 90 days after the assessments are completed.
    Below is a table showing the proposed and potential LNG export plants in North America
according to FERC and the release dates set for the commission's environmental reviews so far.
Capacity is in billion cubic feet per day (*indicates project has received DOE, non-free trade
agreement approval). 

Approved by FERC
 Project                  State                   Company                  Start Up     Capacity
 *Sabine Pass          Louisiana               Cheniere Energy             2015             2.6 

Proposed to FERC
 *Freeport LNG         Texas                   Freeport LNG/FLNG           2015             1.8 
 *Lake Charles         Louisiana               Southern Union-Trunkline    TBD              2 
 *Cove Point           Maryland                Dominion                    2016             0.77
 *Hackberry            Louisiana               Sempra-Cameron LNG          2018             1.7 
 Coos Bay              Oregon                  Jordan Cove Energy Project  2017             0.9 
 Elba Island           Georgia                 Southern LNG Company        TBD              0.35
 Lavaca LNG            Texas                   Excelerate Liquefaction     2017             1.38
 Magnolia LNG          Louisiana               LNG Limited                 2017             1.07
 Sabine Pass, TX       Texas                   ExxonMobil-Golden Pass      2018             2.1 
 Corpus Christi        Texas                   Cheniere Energy             2017             2.1 
 Plaquemines Parish    Louisiana               CE FLNG                     2018             1.07
 Astoria               Oregon                  Oregon LNG                  2017             1.3 
 Sabine Pass, LA       Louisiana               Sabine Pass Liquefaction    2017             1.3 

Final environmental reviews scheduled by FERC

Freeport LNG              June   16, 2014
Cove Point                May    15, 2014
Hackberry (Cameron LNG)   April  30, 2014
Corpus Christi            Oct.    8, 2014

Potential U.S. Project Sites
 Project                 State                     Company              Start-up        Capacity
 Cameron Parish        Louisiana               Gasfin Development          TBD              0.2 
 Brownsville           Texas                   Gulf Coast LNG Export       TBD              2.8 
 Pascagoula            Mississippi             Gulf LNG Liquefaction       TBD              1.5 
 Cameron Parish        Louisiana               Venture Global              TBD              0.7 
 Cameron Parish        Louisiana               Waller LNG Services         TBD              0.16
 Ingleside             Texas                   Pangea LNG                  2018             1.09

Proposed Canadian Sites

 Kitimat               British Columbia        Apache Canada               2015             0.7 
 Douglas Island        British Columbia        BC LNG Export Cooperative   2014             0.25
 Kitimat               British Columbia        LNG Canada                  2020             3.2 

Potential Canadian Project Sites

 Prince Rupert Island  British Columbia        BG Group                    2021             4.2 
 Goldboro LNG          Nova Scotia             Pieridae Energy Canada      2020             0.7 
 Melford               Nova Scotia             H-Energy                    2020             1.8 
 Prince Rupert Island  British Columbia        Pacific Northwest LNG       TBD              2.5 
 Prince Rupert Island  British Columbia        ExxonMobil-Imperial         TBD              3.8 
 Squamish              British Columbia        Woodfibre LNG Export        TBD              0.3 

 (Reporting by Ayesha Rascoe; Editing by Marguerita Choy)

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