WASHINGTON, May 1 (UPI) -- There may be some environmental impacts from the Cameron liquefied natural gas in Louisiana, but they'll be manageable, a U.S. regulator said.
There was no statement from the project company on FERC's assessment.
The project will be able to export about 12 million tons of LNG sourced from U.S. natural gas basins each year. In February, it received regulatory approval to ship LNG from a terminal in Cameron Parish, La., to countries that don't have a U.S.-free trade agreement, such as India and Japan.
Cameron is the sixth such project in the United States to receive non-FTA approval since 2011.
Construction is scheduled to start this year and full-scale operations should commence in 2019.