Houston-based energy giant Kinder Morgan announced on Thursday that it has received approval for two of its subsidiaries to go ahead with the near-$2bn Elba Liquefaction Project close to Savannah, Georgia.
Elba Liquefaction Company and Southern LNG Company got the nod from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to build and operate the facility at the existing Elba Island LNG (liquefied natural gas) Terminal.
They also received approval to proceed with a modification project to expand the Elba Express Pipeline.
Kinder Morgan plans to have 10 liquefaction units with an annual capacity of around 2.5 million metric tons of LNG when it is up and running, which should be in 2018.
NYSE-listed Kinder Morgan is the largest energy infrastructure company in North America.