$10B Texas LNG Project Gets FERC's Environmental OK

Law360, New York (March 25, 2016, 8:23 PM EDT) -- The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission staff on Friday indicated it had no major environmental concerns about a $10 billion Texas terminal expansion proposed by a joint venture between Exxon Mobil Corp. and state-run Qatar Petroleum International to export liquefied natural gas.

Friday’s draft environmental impact statement on the Golden Pass LNG Export Project will now take comments until May 16. FERC staff said as long as their mitigation proposals were taken into account, most impacts would fall within acceptable levels for the project, which includes three new compressor stations and a new pipeline capable of exporting 15.6 million metric tons of...

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