Cheniere Creole Trail Pipeline, L.P. (CTPL), an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of Cheniere Energy Partners, L.P., owns the Creole Trail Pipeline, a 94-mile pipeline interconnecting the Sabine Pass LNG terminal with a number of large interstate pipelines. The Creole Trail Pipeline was placed into service in April 2008, and runs easterly approximately 16 miles from the Sabine Pass LNG terminal to Johnson Bayou and then runs in a generally northeasterly direction for an additional 78 miles. In December 2013, CTPL began construction of certain modifications to reverse the flow of natural gas, allowing the Creole Trail Pipeline to be able to transport 1.5 billion cubic feet per day of natural gas to the Sabine Pass LNG terminal. The modifications were complete and the pipeline was placed into service in May 2015.
Corpus Christi Pipeline, L.P., an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of Cheniere, filed an application with the FERC in August 2012 for the authorization to site, construct and operate 23 miles of 48” pipeline that would interconnect the Corpus Christi Liquefaction Project with several inter- and intrastate natural gas pipelines. The pipeline is designed to transport 2.25 Bcf/d of feed and fuel gas required by the Corpus Christi Liquefaction Project from the existing natural gas pipeline grid. Cheniere has received FERC approval to site, construct and operate the pipeline. Construction commenced in May 2016.
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Request for Proposal for Preparation of Third-Party Environmental Impact Statement
Cheniere Midstream Holdings, Inc. (“Cheniere Midstream”) is soliciting proposals for the preparation of a third-party Environmental Impact Statement (“EIS”) for a proposed interstate natural gas pipeline project located in the south-central United States. The project will consist of approximately 200 miles of new natural gas pipeline and more than 100 miles of leased capacity on existing pipelines. The EIS will be prepared under a third-party contractor arrangement with Cheniere Midstream as the Applicant and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“FERC”) Office of Energy Projects (“OEP”) as the lead federal agency for the National Environmental Policy Act (“NEPA”) process. Cheniere Midstream intends to request OEP to begin the NEPA review prior to filing its application, in accordance with the FERC’s pre-filing process detailed in Section 157.21 of the FERC’s regulations. OEP will be responsible for providing technical direction to the third-party contractor throughout the NEPA process.
Technical and cost proposals will be initially reviewed and evaluated by Cheniere Midstream who will then submit all the proposals to the OEP staff and file the proposals in the FERC project docket as privileged. The OEP staff will make the final selection of the third-party contractor, based on its independent review of the technical, managerial, personnel, and Organizational Conflict of Interest (OCI) aspects of each proposal. Upon selection, the third-party contractor, Cheniere Midstream, and the Director of OEP will sign a Memorandum of Understanding that details the roles and responsibilities of each party. Cheniere Midstream will finalize a contract with and fund the successful contractor for the scoped activities.
In order to receive a copy of the Request for Proposal, firms are required to sign a Non-Disclosure Agreement (“NDA”) with Cheniere Midstream. Signing the NDA will not obligate a firm to submit a proposal. To obtain a copy of the NDA, please contact:
Cheniere Midstream Holdings, Inc.
700 Milam St., Suite 1900
Houston, TX 77002
Cheniere Midstream anticipates releasing the Request for Proposal by October 17, 2016.