Sempra Energy revisiting Port Arthur LNG project

PORT ARTHUR, TEXAS (KPLC) - Sempra Energy is revisiting plans for a liquified natural gas (LNG) facility in Port Arthur.

According to

, Sempra officials are in talks with local leaders, and all permits are expected to be in by spring 2015, but no groundbreaking date has been set.

The company applied for federal permits for the project in April 2004 and received authorization in June 2006 from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to move forward with its development. The project was put on hold in 2008.

The planned facility would be built along the Port Arthur Ship Channel and would consist of three storage tanks, two berths and two send-out pipes. The facility would be capable of processing up to three billion cubic feet of natural gas per day.

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