Energy Transfer seeks five-year extension to build Lake Charles LNG export terminal – Houston Chronicle by Sergio Chapa

Dallas pipeline operator Energy Transfer is asking federal regulators for a five-year extension to build the company’s proposed Lake Charles LNG export terminal.

Energy Transfer received a federal permit for the project in December 2015. Under the terms of that the permit, the 240-acre liquefied natural gas export terminal was supposed be operational by December 2020 but the project never got built.

In a Friday morning letter, Energy Transfer cited complex international contract negotiations for the delay and asked the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to extend that deadline until December 2025.

“The project sponsors are eager to continue to move forward with the project and receipt of
the requested extension is a necessary step,” Energy Transfer Chief Regulatory Officer Michael Langston wrote in the letter.

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