Magnolia LNG plant given OK to export to countries without free-trade deals

Magnolia LNG plant given OK to export to countries without free-trade deals

Magnolia, a firm which is well on the way to getting all required approvals for a liquefied natural gas (LNG) export facility in Louisiana, has received more encouragement with US Department of Energy allowing it to export LNG products to nations with which the US does not have free trade agreements.

A subsidiary of Perth, Australia-based Liquefied Natural Gas Limited (LNGL), Magnolia is hoping to build and operate as many as four LNG production trains at the proposed facility in Lake Charles, close by the Calcasieu Ship Channel.

Each train would have 2 million tonnes a year (mtpa) capacity.

Magnolia has received approvals from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to build and operate the plant and to export US-produced natural gas. It has also earned an air permit from the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality.

It is waiting for a permit from the US Army Corps of Engineers to start initial site preparation on the $4.4bn project.

Donal Scully

With 28 years experience writing and editing for newspapers in the UK and Hong Kong, Donal is now based in California from where he covers the Americas for Splash as well as ensuring the site is loaded through the Western Hemisphere timezone.

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