The US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has accepted Commonwealth Projects' LNG project application.
The project comprises the construction of one LNG plant, including six gas liquefaction trains and appurtenant facilities. Each train will have a liquefaction design capacity of 1.4 million metric tonnes per annum for a total nominal liquefaction capacity of 8.4 mtpa.
It will also include six LNG storage tanks, each with a capacity of 40,000 m3, one marine loading berth and a 3.04-miles long, 30-inch diameter pipeline that will connect the LNG facility with existing intrastate and interstate pipelines for the purpose of supplying gas to the project.
Paul Varello, president and CEO of Commonwealth, says: 'FERC's formal acceptance of Commonwealth LNG project's filing application marks another significant milestone achieved by the Commonwealth LNG team and represents an important step in progressing the project and moving closer to a final investment decision.
A final investment decision on the project is expected to be taken in the fourth quarter of 2020. Commonwealth remains on schedule to start operations of the 8.4 mtpa facility in the first quarter of 2024.