Safety and Environment
We understand what it takes to ensure that our export facilities are environmentally sound and as safe as possible.
Venture Global is committed to responsible environmental stewardship during all phases of its projects and will work to minimize impacts to the coastal ecosystem of Louisiana, co-existing with the local environment and our communities.
Venture Global has completed the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and Department of Energy (DoE) approval processes at Calcasieu Pass and Plaquemines LNG and intends to meet or exceed all environmental laws and regulations from all federal and state regulatory agencies.
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.
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.
Stage 3: Restoration
Upon completion of construction, Venture Global will undertake restoration activities for areas adversely impacted by the projects. For example, 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 operations, we will conduct regular integrity management programs to test, inspect, and conduct preventative maintenance of equipment and facilities. This is done for operational safety and to prevent environmental impact.