Calcasieu Pass LNG facility won’t begin commercial operations until late 2024


The foundation customers of Venture Global LNG’s Calcasieu Pass liquefied natural gas export facility in Louisiana are in for an even longer wait for their long-term contracts to commence. The operator now expects to commence  full commercial operations in fourth quarter 2024, reports Upstream Online.

The U.S. Department of Energy last week denied Repsol’s late-filed motion to intervene in its dispute with Venture Global over the status of the Calcasieu Pass LNG facility for which the Spanish energy giant is one of several foundation customers.

The department’s Office of Fossil Fuel and Carbon Management rejected Repsol’s request to reopen regulatory approval of the LNG project, stating the company’s request was too late, adding the DOE does not determine the operational status of an LNG export project.

The department said that that decision is down to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), which authorizes the facility to operate. Read more.