Regulator requests updated emissions data from Venture Global LNG

Venture Global LNG, a U.S. liquefied natural gas (LNG) exporter, has been asked by regulators to refile emissions data for its Calcasieu Pass 2 plant construction permits. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) stated that the Alexandria, Virginia-based company did not include the impact of tanker and support vessel emissions in its recent filing.

Venture Global LNG has been eagerly awaiting a decision from FERC regarding its planned construction of a 20 million metric tonnes per annum (MTPA) expansion next to its existing 10 MTPA Calcasieu Pass 1 export facility. FERC emphasized that the projected increased emission rates for CP1 and emissions from ships and support vessels must be included in the application for further processing.

As the fourth largest U.S. exporter of liquefied natural gas, Venture Global LNG has ambitious plans to produce over 100 MTPA in the future with its proposed new plants. Regulators requested the company to update its environmental impact assessment after discovering discrepancies in emissions information provided to state regulators for the CP1 project.

The recent revised assessment did not account for emissions from shipping, which raised concerns among regulators, prompting the request for updated data. Venture Global LNG has been given three days to respond to FERC’s requirements.

This development highlights the importance of accurate emissions reporting and environmental impact assessments in the LNG industry. It underscores the need for thorough and comprehensive evaluations to ensure compliance with regulatory standards and environmental preservation.

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