Congressman Pete Olson

Representing the 22nd District of Texas

Olson Applauds FERC Approval Of Texas Energy Projects

April 18, 2019
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC– Rep. Pete Olson (R-TX) issued the following statement after the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) approved the Driftwood LNG and Pipeline projects and the Port Arthur LNG and Pipeline projects:

“Texas and America’s energy dominance continues to thrive under FERC Chairman Neil Chatterjee’s leadership.  Approval of the Driftwood and Port Arthur projects are a critical component of streamlining the process of getting American Liquid Freedom to our allies abroad. This helps our allies and hinders hostile regimes. Our Texas economy and global energy needs are better off thanks to President Trump and Chairman Chatterjee who recognize the importance of supporting critical energy infrastructure projects.”

The Driftwood LNG Project would export an estimated 27.6 million metric tons of liquefied natural gas per year. The LNG facilities would be located in Calcasieu Parish, La.

The Driftwood Pipeline Project consists of 96 miles of mainline pipeline, 3.4 miles of lateral pipeline, 15 new meter stations and three new compressor stations to transport up to 3.9 billion cubic feet (Bcf) of natural gas per day to feed the LNG facilities.

The Port Arthur Liquefaction Project would have a total production capacity of an estimated 13.5 million metric tons per year and would be located at the site of a previously approved but unbuilt import terminal proposed by Port Arthur LNG in the vicinity of Port Arthur, Texas.

The Port Arthur Pipeline Projects would consist of two pipelines – the 130.9-mile Louisiana Connector Project and the 34.2-mile Texas Connector Pipeline, each with a capacity to transport up to 2 Bcf of gas per day to feed the LNG facilities. The pipeline projects also would include three compressor stations and other related facilities.


Media Contact: Cate Cullen