Port Arthur LNG facility scheduled to deliver gas to Poland gets positive environmental review
Sempra Energy's proposed Port Arthur LNG export terminal has moved one step closer to obtaining a federal permit.This facility has strategic significance for the US which is trying to help Eastern European countries get out from under the thumb of the Russian gas monopoly. I think it has longterm importance to weening other European countries off of dependence on Russian gas. It has been a goal of the Trump administration despite the absurd Russian collusion hoax propagated by the Democrats in Congress and their cohorts in the media.
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission released a positive environmental impact statement for the project on Thursday, clearing Port Arthur LNG for the next round of the review process.
A final permit decision is not expected until May but if approved, Sempra plans to build two production units known as trains that will capable of producing up to 11 million metric tons of LNG per year.
FERC's environmental report comes a month after Poland's state-owned natural gas company signed a a 20-year LNG deal with Port Arthur LNG.