The U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) announced it’s changing the way it evaluates potential liquified natural gas (LNG) terminals going forward.
According to reports, FERC will now consider direct greenhouse gas emissions from these facilities before approving them. The agency applied its new review process for the first time in its consideration of the Calcasieu Pass Project in Louisiana. That project, which will have the capacity for 12 million tons of gas per year, was approved.
The change is part of an overarching strategy by FERC to streamline their approvals process. The agency is slated to move forward with 12 more LNG terminal projects.