Order Vacating Section 3 Authorization and Certificate Authorization for Calhoun LNG

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On September 20, 2007, the Commission authorized Calhoun LNG, L.P. (Calhoun LNG), under section 3 of the Natural Gas Act (NGA), to site, construct, and operate a liquefied natural gas (LNG) import terminal and associated facilities at the Port of Port Lavaca-Point Comfort in Calhoun County, Texas.

In the same order, the Commission authorized Point Comfort Pipeline Company, LLC (Point Comfort Pipeline) under section 7(c) of the NGA to construct a pipeline from the tailgate of the LNG facility to interconnections with several interstate and intrastate pipelines. The Commission also issued Point Comfort Pipeline a blanket transportation certificate under Subpart G of Part 284 of the regulations and a blanket construction certificate under Subpart F of Part 157 of the regulations.

The 2007 Order required Calhoun LNG and Point Comfort Pipeline to place the proposed facilities in service within five years of the final order (by September 20, 2012).

On December 14, 2012, Calhoun LNG and Point Comfort Pipeline filed a request to vacate the authorizations issued in the 2007 Order, stating that they had abandoned plans to construct and operate the proposed facilities. Since the prior authorization has lapsed and Calhoun LNG and Point Comfort Pipeline do not plan to construct and operate the projects, we are vacating the authorizations issued in the 2007 Order.

The Commission on its own motion received and made a part of the record in this proceeding all evidence, including the application and exhibits thereto, as supplemented, submitted in support of the authorizations sought herein, and upon consideration of the record, The Commission orders:
The authorization issued to Calhoun LNG under section 3 of the NGA and the certificate authorizations issued to Point Comfort Pipeline under section 7 of the NGA in the 2007 Order are vacated.

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