FERC approves 3 LNG export projects in TX

By Luke Geiver | November 26, 2019

The U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has approved multiple liquefied natural gas export projects based out of Texas this month. The approvals could make Brownsville, Texas, a LNG export hub.

U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Voted to Approve Texas LNG Brownsville LLC's LNG Export Project.  FERC’s authorization is a crucial step in the environmental review process to site, construct and operate the Texas LNG facility. The Commission’s vote to approve the project is the result of FERC’s comprehensive environmental, safety and security reviews which analyzed publicly available data, federal and state agency input, stakeholders’ comments, and extensive engineering, safety, and design information provided by Texas LNG Brownsville. 

“With the Texas LNG Brownsville project, we are developing a mid-sized LNG export facility to better connect abundant and low cost US natural gas with the world’s growing appetite for clean fuels, and we are so pleased to have reached this important milestone that paves the way for Final Investment Decision,” said Vivek Chandra, CEO of Texas LNG.

NextDecade Corp. also received FERC approval for its proposed LNG export facility in Brownsville.

NextDecade currently anticipates finalizing important commercial milestones during the fourth quarter of 2019 and first quarter of 2020, prior to an anticipated final investment decision (FID) in the first quarter of 2020. Construction of the facility is expected to commence shortly after FID with commercial operations slated for late 2023.

Annova LNG has also earned its FERC approval for a facility in Brownsville.

Annova LNG is a 6 MTPA liquefied natural gas export facility under development at the Port of Brownsville, Texas. With an experienced leadership team and investment-grade equity owners including Exelon Corporation, Black & Veatch Corporation and Kiewit Corporation, Annova LNG is expected to be a leader among second wave U.S. LNG projects by catering to midscale LNG customers who are buying in 1.0 MTPA increments.