Liquefaction Facilities: Midscale Trains 1-7
Corpus Christi Liquefaction Stage III, LLC (“CCL Stage III”) proposes to construct and operate an expansion of the Corpus Christi Liquefaction Project approved by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“FERC” or the “Commission”) in FERC Docket No. CP12-507-000, which is currently under construction (the “Liquefaction Project”). The proposed expansion of the Liquefaction Project consists of the addition of seven midscale liquefaction trains and one liquefied natural gas (“LNG”) storage tank (“Stage 3 LNG Facilities”). The Stage 3 Project would increase the expected aggregate nominal LNG production capacity at the Liquefaction Project to approximately 23 mtpa. Cheniere Corpus Christi Pipeline, L.P. (“CCPL”) proposes to construct new associated bi-directional interstate natural gas pipeline facilities (the “Stage 3 Pipeline”) in order to deliver feed gas to the Stage 3 LNG Facilities. The Stage 3 Pipeline will include a new 21-mile-long, 42-inch-diameter pipeline that would run parallel to CCPL’s 48-inch-diameter pipeline approved by the Commission in Docket No. CP12-508-000 (“Corpus Christi Pipeline”). The Stage 3 LNG Facilities and Stage 3 Pipeline are collectively referred to as the “Stage 3 Project”.
On June 9, 2015, FERC approved a request by Corpus Christi Liquefaction Stage III, LLC (“CCL Stage III”) and Cheniere Corpus Christi Pipeline, L.P. (“CCPL”), subsidiaries of Cheniere Energy, Inc. (“Cheniere”), to enter the National Environmental Policy Act pre-filing process for the Stage 3 Project and assigned Docket No. PF15-26-000.