FERC Approves Cheniere LNG Export Project

Law360, New York (April 17, 2012, 7:14 PM EDT) -- The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Monday completed its environmental review of Cheniere Energy Inc.’s proposal to build natural gas liquefaction facilities in southeastern Louisiana, paving the way for the first-ever liquefied natural gas exports from the continental U.S.

In a 56-page order, FERC cleared two Cheniere subsidiaries, Sabine Pass Liquefaction and Sabine Pass LNG LP, to build liquefaction equipment at the Sabine Pass LNG receiving terminal in Cameron Parish, La.

The order removes the last remaining regulatory hurdle for Cheniere to liquefy domestically produced natural...
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