G2 LNG, LLC (G2 LNG) has requested that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) initiate its NEPA pre-filing review process for G2 LNG’s proposed Calcasieu River LNG project in Cameron Parish, La. The planned facility would export up to 14 million metric tonnes of liquefied natural gas (LNG) annually. G2 LNG will site, construct, own, and operate the domestic natural gas liquefaction facility and deliver LNG to LNG carriers for export to Free Trade Agreement (FTA) and non-FTA countries, if approved. G2 LNG received approval from the U.S. Department of Energy to export LNG to FTA countries in July 2015.

According to G2 LNG’s Request to Initiate Pre-Filing Process, the Calcasieu facilities will include “two (2) LNG trains each with an average base LNG production capacity of approximately 6.7 MTPA (7 MTPA peak); Pre-treatment facilities; three (3) LNG storage tanks (180,000 cubic meters each) and tank protection systems; two marine loading berths capable of receiving up to 250,000 cubic meter LNGCs [LNG carriers]; a storm surge protection system (levees); on-site electric power generation facilities; and two 42-inch natural gas pipeline laterals (totaling approximately 42 miles) and associated compression to deliver feed gas to the terminal from the nearby interstate and intrastate pipeline grid in Louisiana.”

G2 LNG will work with federal, state, and local regulatory agencies to secure all required licenses and permits related to its Calcasieu export facility, and intends to begin construction in the 4th quarter of 2017; LNG deliveries will commence in 2020. Hogan Lovells is advising G2 LNG on the project.