Public invited to comment on Magnolia LNG proposal

Federal officials are seeking public comment on plans by Kinder Morgan to funnel natural gas to Magnolia LNG's proposed liquid natural gas (LNG) plant in Lake Charles. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission will take comments through September 10.

The proposal includes construction of a compressor station near Eunice. If approved, it would send 1.36 billion cubic feet of natural gas daily to Magnolia's plant through a connection to the Kinder Morgan Louisiana Pipeline.

The $3.5 billion Magnolia LNG project includes four liquid natural gas trains. If approved by federal officials, construction will begin by fall 2015.

Copyright 2014 KPLC. The Associated Press contributed to this report.