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FERC reaches quorum; Louisiana pipeline projects expected to sail through approval

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A handful of Louisiana pipeline projects, including three related to proposed natural gas export facilities, are expected to easily win approval now that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has regained enough members for a voting quorum, The Advocate reported.

Louisiana project applications awaiting FERC action include:

  • The Gator Express Pipeline, two 42-inch lines that would connect Venture Global’s proposed Plaquemines Parish LNG project to existing intrastate and interstate lines
  • Driftwood Pipeline, a 96-mile line that would provide natural gas to the proposed facility in Calcasieu Parish
  • Kinder Morgan's expansion of service to Sabine Pass LNG in Cameron Parish. The added compressors and pipelines would allow Kinder Morgan to deliver 600 million cubic feet of natural gas each day to the facility

Colette Breshears, product manager, Infrastructure Intelligence for energy analyst Genscape, said not many Louisiana pipelines were affected by FERC's quorum issue.

The majority of the planned pipes that still need FERC attention are slated for construction in late 2018 or early 2019, Breshears said.

Read the full story from Ted Griggs at The Advocate.

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