The Office of Fossil Energy and Carbon Management gives notice of receipt of an Application filed December 2, 2021, by Venture Global CP2 LNG, LLC (CP2 LNG), seeking long-term multi-contract authorization to export domestically produced liquefied natural gas (LNG) up to the equivalent of 1,446 billion cubic feet of natural gas per year to Free Trade Agreement (FTA) countries, and to Non-Free Trade Agreement (NFTA) countries.  CP2 LNG proposes to export LNG from its proposed LNG terminal site, and related facilities, to be located on the Calcasieu Ship Channel in Cameron Parish, Louisiana, to any country that has, or in the future will have, the capacity to import LNG via ocean-going carrier, with which the United States has, or in the future enters into, an FTA requiring national treatment for trade in natural gas, and/or NFTA countries, with which trade is not prohibited by U.S. law or policies.  Authorization is requested for a term extending through December 31, 2050.  CP2 LNG requests this authorization on its behalf and as agent for other parties who hold title to the LNG at the time of export.  A Federal Register Notice will be issued for the NFTA portion of this application.

DOE will consider one or more of the following studies examining the cumulative impacts of exporting domestically produced LNG:

Additionally, DOE will consider the following environmental documents:


1.12/02/2021Venture Global CP2 LNG, LLCApplication for Long-term Authorization
to Export LNG to FTA and Non-FTA Nations
2.12/17/2021Venture Global CP2 LNG, LLCSupplement to Application
3.01/10/2022U.S. Department of Energy

87 FR 1133 - Notice of Application of Venture Global CP2 LNG, LLC; Application for Long-Term Authorization To Export Liquefied Natural Gas to Non-Free Trade Agreement Nations.

Protests, motions to intervene, or notices of intervention, as applicable, and written comments are to be filed electronically as detailed in the Public Comment Procedures section no later than 4:30 p.m., Eastern time, March 11, 2022.

4.02/11/2022C. Russell TwistComment
6.03/11/2022Public Citizen, Inc.Motion to Intervene 
7.03/11/2022Caleb MerendinoComment
8.03/11/2022Institute for Policy Integrity at
New York University School of Law
9.03/11/2022Industrial Energy Consumers of AmericaMotion to Intervene 
10.03/11/2022Natural Resources Defense CouncilMotion to Intervene 
11.03/11/2022Sierra Club

Motion to Intervene

Exhibits to Motion

  1. EDF, Permian Oil
  2. Energy Climate Intelligence Unit, Ukraine conflict and UK Energy
  3. FERC, N. American LNG export terminals
  4. FERC, Winter Assessment 2021-2022 Presentation
  5. FERC, Winter Energy Market 2021
  6. Gilbert and Sovacool 2017
  7. How High are Household Energy Burdens
  8. IEA Net Zero by 2050
  9. IEA, Plan to Reduce EU Reliance on Russian Gas
  10. IEEFA, US Natural Gas Exports Fuel High Prices
  11. Independent - Heat pumps will end need for Russian gas
  12. IPCC Global Warming of 1.5 C, Summary for Policymakers
  13. Jen Psaki on Twitter
  14. Laist - Collisions Between Ships and Whales
  15. Lyubich - The Race Gap in Residential Energy Expenditures
  16. NOAA - Cetacean and Sound Mapping
  17. NOAA Fisheries - Understanding Vessel Strikes
  18. NOAA Fisheries, Giant Manta Ray
  19. NRDC, Sailing to Nowhere
  20. Sierra Club Letter Defense Production Act to Help Ukraine
  21. Synapse, LNG Exports Economic Report
  22. WaPo, Heat pumps can counter Putin
  23. Zhang Methane Emissions
12.03/11/2022Sierra ClubComments (Late Submission)
13.03/28/2022Venture Global CP2 LNG, LLCAnswer of Venture Global CP2 LNG, LLC to Interventions and Protests 
14.04/22/2022U.S. Department of EnergyOrder 4812 Granting Long-term Authorization to Export Liquefied Natural Gas to Free Trade Agreement Nations 
15.05/04/2022Public Citizens, Inc. Answer of Public Citizens, Inc. 
16.10/16/2023Pam EldersComment (Late Submission)
17.10/17/2023Natasha YerginComment (Late Submission)
18.10/24/2023Venture Global LNG, Inc. Notification of Change in Ownership Structure
19.11/02/2023Venture Global LNG, Inc. Supplement to Notification of Change in Ownership Structure
20.11/16/2023For a Better Bayou/Vessel ProjectOff the Record Communication
21.11/17/2023Patrick OttonComment in Opposition (Late Submission)
22.12/01/2023Action for the Climate EmergencyOff the Record Communication
23.12/04/2023Presente.orgOff the Record Communication
24.12/04/2023Melanie HeacoxComment (Late Submission)
25.12/07/2023Venture Global CP2 LNG, LLCOff the Record Communication
26.12/12/2023Sierra Club, on behalf of several organizationsOff the Record Communication
27.12/18/2023U.S. Department of Energy88 FR 87418 - Published Federal Register Notice of Change in Control; Comments are due no later than 4:30 p.m., Eastern time, January 2, 2024 
28.12/21/2023Sierra ClubSierra Club Motion for Clarification Regarding December 12, 2023 Comments 
29.12/27/2023Rich PragerComment (Late Submission)
30.01/17/2024Various IndividualsComments in Opposition - Late Submissions (Form Letters)