The $2 billion Elba Liquefaction Project has received authorisation from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.
The project will be constructed and operated at the existing Elba Island LNG Terminal near Savannah, Georgia.
The first of 10 liquefaction units is expected to be placed in service in the second quarter of 2018, with the remaining nine units coming online before the end of 2018. The project is supported by a 20-year contract with Shell.
The project is expected to have a total capacity of around 2.5 million tonnes per year of LNG for export.
Additionally, FERC Certificates of Public Convenience and Necessity for the EEC Modification Project and SNG Zone 3 expansion project, which comprise additional compression and work for north-to-south capacity expansions on the Elba Express Pipeline.