Venture Global LNG subsidiaries, Calcasieu Pass and TransCameron Pipeline have sought approval from the US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to construct and operate liquefied natural gas (LNG) export facility and pipeline system in Cameron Parish, Louisiana, US.

Calcasieu Pass is planning to build natural gas liquefaction and export terminal while TransCameron Pipeline intends to develop two natural gas pipeline laterals which will connect the Calcasieu Pass LNG terminal to the US natural gas grid.

Venture Global co-CEO Robert Pender said: "Our final application submittal to FERC and the other federal and state agencies marks a significant milestone in our company’s development and brings us closer to our goal of delivering LNG to global buyers beginning in 2019."

Venture Global Co-CEO Michael Sabel said: "We are dedicated to becoming one of the lowest-cost providers of LNG in the world, and today’s announcement represents yet another significant step in that direction."

Located on a 506-acre site near the Calcasieu Ship Channel, the Calcasieu Pass’s terminal comprises two ship-loading berths for LNG vessels, two full-containment LNG storage tanks and an on-site combined cycle gas turbine power plant.

The terminal, with LNG capacity of 10.0 million metric tons per annum, is scheduled to be commissioned in late 2019, with construction starting in late 2016.

The TransCameron’s pipeline system is planned to span 43 miles with 42-inch diameter pipe.

Calcasieu Pass is located on a 506-acre site where the Calcasieu Ship Channel meets the Gulf of Mexico.