Underground storage of natural gas, liquid hydrocarbons, and carbon dioxide (Louisiana)
Last modified on February 12, 2015.
|Applies to States or Provinces||Louisiana|
|Name||Underground storage of natural gas, liquid hydrocarbons, and carbon dioxide (Louisiana)|
|Policy Category||Other Policy|
|Policy Type||Environmental Regulations, Siting and Permitting|
|Affected Technologies||Natural Gas|
|Implementing Sector|| State/Province
|Program Administrator||Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality|
|Primary Website|| http://www.legis.state.la.us/lss/lss.asp?doc=87252
| Last Substantive Modification
The Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality regulates the underground storage of natural gas or liquid hydrocarbons and carbon dioxide. Prior to the use of any underground reservoir for the storage of natural gas and prior to the exercise of eminent domain by any person, firm, or corporation having such right under laws of the state of Louisiana, the commissioner, shall have found all of the following:
(1) That the underground reservoir sought to be used for the injection, storage, and withdrawal of natural gas is suitable and feasible for such use (2) That the use of the underground reservoir for the storage of natural gas will not contaminate other formations containing fresh water, oil, gas, or other commercial mineral deposits. (3) That the proposed storage will not endanger lives or property.