TransCameron drops one of two pipeline laterals to serve Louisiana LNG project

On June 28, TransCameron Pipeline LLC filed an amendment at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission of its September 2015 application for authorization to construct, install, own, operate and maintain two lateral pipelines (the East Lateral and the West Lateral pipeline) and appurtenant facilities located in Cameron Parish, Louisiana, that comprise the TransCameron Pipeline Project.

The TransCameron Pipeline Project application was filed jointly with an application by Venture Global Calcasieu Pass LLC – TransCameron Pipeline’s sole customer – for authorization to construct and operate certain liquefied natural gas storage and export facilities in Cameron Parish. Since filing of the application, Venture Global Calcasieu Pass has determined that the proposed East Lateral pipeline will provide enough capacity and flexibility to transport supplies from the interconnected U.S. natural gas grid to its proposed facility, and that capacity on the West Lateral is no longer needed.

Accordingly, TransCameron Pipeline filed this amendment to its certificate application to remove the West Lateral from its proposal and to reflect minor workspace adjustments along the East Lateral.

TransCameron Pipeline is primarily engaged in the development of a pipeline in Cameron Parish, Louisiana, designed to serve the Venture Global Calcasieu Pass Terminal. TransCameron Pipeline is a direct, wholly-owned subsidiary of Venture Global LNG Inc.

TransCameron Pipeline now proposes to construct a single 42-inch-diameter, 23.5-mile-long pipeline (formerly referred to as the “East Lateral”) and other appurtenant aboveground facilities extending from interconnections with ANR Pipeline Co., Texas Eastern Transmission LP, and Bridgeline Holdings LP, all in the vicinity of Grand Chenier Station in Cameron Parish, Louisiana, to the Venture Global Calcasieu Pass Terminal, also located in Cameron Parish.

The pipeline will have a transmission capacity of approximately 2,125,000 Dekatherms per day (Dt/d) with a maximum allowable operating pressure of 1200 pounds per square inch gauge. No compression is proposed.

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