Committed to Environmental Stewardship
Managing potential impacts to the environment throughout all stages of the Plaquemines project is one of Venture Global’s core values.
To Venture Global, a successful project is an environmentally responsible project.
Planning to Operation
Stage 1: Planning
For both the proposed terminal site and associated pipelines, Venture Global evaluates different plans and route options that minimize potential impact to natural resources and habitats such as wetlands, waterbodies, sensitive areas and critical habitats.
To do this, Venture Global conducts on-the-ground surveys to identify areas of concern and work with the appropriate agencies to establish areas to avoid, as well as obtain permits approving our activities. The company’s facility and associated pipelines will peacefully coexist with the environment and local community.
Venture Global is committed to responsible development. We know that coastal and wetland restoration are very important to coastal communities in the state of Louisiana.
Stage 2: Construction
Venture Global will utilize best management practices, leading industry techniques, and stringent standards established by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to construct our facilities and pipelines, protecting the public, minimizing potential impacts to the environment, and partnering with stakeholders.
Environmental inspectors will be onsite during construction to monitor activities. Their job is to help minimize the environmental impact of the area by certifying compliance with company standards and with local, state, and federal laws, obtaining appropriate permits to conduct the work, and providing environmental training to construction workers. As necessary, environmental specialists with specific expertise (e.g., soils, fisheries, archaeology) will be available to advise the inspectors.
Stage 3: Restoration
Upon completion of construction, Venture Global intends to undertake restoration activities for areas impacted by the project. For example, the pipeline rights-of-way would be restored to pre-construction condition as determined by both federal and state agencies. Such activities may include replacing top-soil, replanting native species, and monitoring vegetation growth.
Stage 4: Operations
During facility and pipeline operation, we will conduct a regular integrity management program to test, inspect, and conduct preventative maintenance of equipment and facilities. This is done for operational safety and to prevent environmental impact.