CP Express Pipeline

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CP Express Pipeline is a proposed gas pipeline in Louisiana and Texas, USA.[1]


The CP Express Pipeline would connect the proposed CP2 LNG Terminal in Cameron Parish, Louisiana, USA, to Jasper County, Texas, USA.[1][2][3]

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Project details

  • Operator: Venture Global CP2 LNG LLC; Venture Global CP Express LLC[1]
  • Owner: Venture Global LNG
  • Parent company: Venture Global LNG[1]
  • Capacity: 4000 MMcf/d
    • Phase 1: 1800 MMcf/d[4]
    • Phase 2: 2200 MMcf/d[4]
  • Diameter: 24 inches (5.5 miles), 48 inches (87.5 miles)[1]
  • Length: 91.4 miles[1]
    • Phase 1: 91.4 mi[4]
    • Phase 2: 0 new mi[4]
  • Status: Proposed[1]
  • Start year:
    • Phase 1: 2024[4]
    • Phase 2: 2026[2]
  • Cost:


The pipeline and associated LNG terminal were proposed in 2021. Construction was expected to occur in two phases, with Phase I including the CP Express Pipeline. With appropriate approval, construction was expected to begin in 2023.[1] Phase I commercial operations at the CP2 LNG Terminal were expected to be achieved by mid-2026.[2]

In December 2021, Venture Global submitted an application to FERC for authorization to build and maintain the CP Express Pipeline and CP2 LNG Terminal.[5]

EIA data suggests the project will be built in two phases, with the pipeline and 1800 MMcf/d capacity built in Phase 1 (operational by 2024), and the remaining capacity added by 2026. As of March 2023, the developer had applied for FERC approval.[4]

In July 2022, FERC had suspended the environmental review process of the project citing that Venture Global LNG failed to provide necessary data.[6][7]

In January 2023, FERC prepared a draft Environmental Impact Statement for the project.[8]

In July 2023, the pipeline and associated terminal received a final environmental impact assessment report from FERC, a regulatory milestone that edges the projects closer to the start of construction later in 2023.[9][10]

Articles and resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 "Venture Global Considering Fourth Gulf Coast LNG Export Project". Natural Gas Intel. Retrieved 2021-10-29.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 "Venture Global to develop second Cameron Parish LNG plant". Retrieved 2021-10-29.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  3. FERC, MAP PROVIDED BY. "Venture Global's CP2LNG project in Cameron Parish map". The Advocate. Retrieved 2021-10-29.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 "https://www.eia.gov/naturalgas/data.php#pipelines". {{cite web}}: External link in |title= (help)CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  5. "eLibrary". elibrary.ferc.gov. Retrieved 2021-12-02.
  6. "POLITICO Pro: FERC suspends environmental review of pipeline, LNG terminal". subscriber.politicopro.com. Retrieved 2023-09-12.
  7. "Notice suspending Environmental Review Schedule of the proposed CP2 LNG and CP Express Projects". Politico Pro. 06 July, 2022. Retrieved 12 September, 2023. {{cite web}}: Check date values in: |access-date= and |date= (help)CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  8. "Federal Register :: Request Access". www.federalregister.gov. Retrieved 2023-09-12.
  9. "https://www.ogj.com/general-interest/government/article/14297040/venture-global-gets-positive-eis-for-cp2-lng-plant-pipeline". {{cite web}}: External link in |title= (help)CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  10. "Federal Register :: Request Access". www.federalregister.gov. Retrieved 2023-09-12.

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