Energy Transfer Equity, L.P. (ETE) and Energy Transfer Partners, L.P. (ETP) (collectively, “Energy Transfer”) announced today that they have received FERC’s Final Environmental Impact Statement (“FEIS”) for the Lake Charles LNG Export Company, LLC (“Lake Charles Export”) liquefaction project (“Project”). This issuance starts the 90-day period in which other federal agencies are to complete their review of the Project and issue any required agency authorizations. That decision deadline is November 12, 2015. The FERC authorization for the Project is expected to be issued during this 90-day period.
Final investment decisions from both Energy Transfer and BG Group (BG.L) (”BG”) are expected in mid-2016, with construction to start immediately thereafter and first LNG exports anticipated in mid-2020.
Energy Transfer Partners, L.P. (ETP) is a master limited partnership owning and operating one of the largest and most diversified portfolios of energy assets in the United States. ETP’s subsidiaries include Panhandle Eastern Pipe Line Company, LP (the successor of Southern Union Company) and Lone Star NGL LLC, which owns and operates natural gas liquids storage, fractionation and transportation assets. In total, ETP currently owns and operates more than 62,000 miles of natural gas and natural gas liquids pipelines. ETP also owns the general partner, 100% of the incentive distribution rights, and approximately 67.1 million common units in Sunoco Logistics Partners L.P. (SXL), which operates a geographically diverse portfolio of crude oil and refined products pipelines, terminalling and crude oil acquisition and marketing assets. ETP owns 100% of Sunoco, Inc. Additionally, ETP owns the general partner, 100% of the incentive distribution rights and approximately 66% of the limited partner interests in Sunoco LP (formerly Susser Petroleum Partners LP) (SUN), a wholesale fuel distributor and convenience store operator. ETP’s general partner is owned by ETE. For more information, visit the Energy Transfer Partners, L.P. web site at www.energytransfer.com.
Energy Transfer Equity, L.P. (NYSE: ETE) is a master limited partnership which owns the general partner and 100% of the incentive distribution rights (IDRs) of Energy Transfer Partners, L.P. (ETP) and approximately 23.6 million ETP Common Units and 81.0 million ETP Class H Units, which track 90% of the underlying economics of the general partner interest and the IDRs of Sunoco Logistics Partners L.P. (SXL), and 100 ETP Class I Units. On a consolidated basis, ETE’s family of companies owns and operates approximately 71,000 miles of natural gas, natural gas liquids, refined products, and crude oil pipelines. For more information, visit the Energy Transfer Equity, L.P. web site at www.energytransfer.com.