Driftwood LNG

Driftwood LNG

Driftwood LNG is a liquefied natural gas (LNG) export facility being constructed on a 1,200 acre site on the Calcasieu River west bank, south of Lake Charles, Louisiana in the U.S. Gulf Coast. Driftwood LNG is designed for a total of ~27.6 mtpa of export, five plants, 20 trains, three storage tanks and three berths.

Additional site work in 2023 will significantly advance piling, foundations and construction of marine offloading facilities. Once complete, phase one will have two LNG plants and 11 mtpa of export capacity. First LNG production is expected in late 2026/early 2027, with commercial operations following.

Aerial shot of Driftwood LNG

Driftwood LNG will create “6,500 construction jobs and ~400 operational jobs. We are committed to being a good neighbor in our community and operating safely, securely and responsibly.

Stakeholders that are interested in providing feedback can reach us at Contacts

Regulatory information
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) (link to www.ferc.gov) is the lead federal agency responsible for ensuring the development of safe, reliable, secure and efficient natural gas infrastructure. FERC authorizes the construction of LNG facilities and oversees operations throughout the lifecycle of the facility.

Publicly available documentation for the Driftwood Project can be accessed through the FERC eLibrary. Reference FERC Docket Nos. CP17-117 and CP17-118 when searching for Driftwood files.


May 11, 2016 – Request to Initiate Pre-Filing Review Process
June 6, 2016 – FERC Approval of Pre-Filing Request
March 31, 2017 – FERC Application
March 31, 2017 – FERC Resource Reports
August 31, 2018 – FERC Revised Schedule Notice
September 14, 2018 – FERC Draft EIS
January 1, 2019 – FERC Final EIS
April 18, 2019 – FERC Order

Department of Energy (DOE)

September 26, 2016 – Application for Long-Term Authorization to Export LNG (FE Docket No. 16-144-LNG)
February 28, 2017 – Order Granting Long-Term, Multi-Contract Authorization to Export LNG by Vessel to Free Trade Agreement Nations
December 6, 2018 – Order Amending Long-Term, Multi-Contract Authorization to Export LNG by Vessel to Free Trade Agreement Nations
May 2, 2019 – Opinion and Order Granting Long-Term Authorization to Export LNG to Non-Free Trade Agreement Nations

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)
FAQs about FERC
Citizen information about FERC

LNG Facts
Liquefied Natural Gas: Understanding the Basic Facts

Landowner Rights
An Interstate Natural Gas Facility on My Land: What do I Need to Know?
Getting Involved

More Information
You may also reach out to us via mail, phone or email at the contact information below.

Driftwood LNG LLC
1201 Louisiana Street, Suite 3100
Houston, TX 77002
General inquiries and landowners: 1-888-321-7260 (toll-free)
Email: info@driftwoodlng.com

Landowner inquiries
Landowner email: landowners@driftwoodlng.com

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Aerial shot of Driftwood LNG