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FERC Rejects Environmental Groups’ Request for Rehearing of Cameron LNG Order

Yesterday, FERC issued a notice rejecting Sierra Club, Gulf Restoration Network, and RESTORE’s request for rehearing and stay of FERC’s order approving Cameron LNG’s application to construct an LNG export terminal at Hackberry, La.  FERC rejected the request because it was filed outside the statutory 30-day deadline for filing rehearing requests and, therefore, the motion for stay was deemed moot.  FERC’s notice can be found here, and the complete docket for the Cameron LNG export terminal application can be found on eLibrary under Docket No....
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B.C. Oil and Gas Commission Updates LNG Facility Regulations

The British Columbia Oil and Gas Commission announced that it has enacted the new Liquefied Natural Gas Facility Regulation (LNGFR) under the authority of Section 111(2) of the Oil and Gas Activities Act.  The announcement states that the LNGFR updates current regulations and is “designed to comprehensively address regulatory aspects associated with proposed small- and large-scale LNG facilities.”  The regulation includes rules regarding the permit application process, engineering, and safety-related requirements.  A guideline to the regulations can be found...
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Quicksilver Resources Canada Files for LNG Export Authority

Quicksilver Resources Canada Inc. (Quicksilver) filed an application with the Canadian National Energy Board to export 20 million tonnes per annum (mtpa) (960 Bcf/year) of LNG over 25 years from the proposed Discovery LNG Project located just north of the City of Campbell River, British Columbia.  Quicksilver states that the proposed project would have four liquefaction trains with a total LNG production capacity of approximately 20 mtpa.  Quicksilver intends to export the LNG to Pacific Rim markets in...
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Liquefied Natural Gas Limited to Acquire Nova Scotia LNG Terminal Site

Liquefied Natural Gas Limited (LNGL) announced that it will acquire the Bear Head LNG terminal site in Nova Scotia for US$11 million.  The site was at one time being developed as an LNG import terminal by Anadarko Petroleum.  LNGL states that it proposes to develop the site for a 4 million tonnes per year LNG export project with potential for future expansion.  The Company added that there is interest from several parties to enter into tolling agreements and that it will adopt the same business model as LNGL’s proposed Magnolia LNG Project in Lake Charles, La.  LNGL further stated that...
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Another LNG Export Bill Introduced

Oil & Gas Journal reports that Senator John Hoeven (R-ND) has introduced S. 2638, a bill that would require the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to make a national interest determination on an LNG export application within 45 days after an LNG export project sponsor has filed an application with FERC.  The article states that Hoeven said “the measure is a simple compromise between LNG export proposals Republicans and Democrats have offered because it keeps DOE in the process, but provides certainty by placing a reasonable timeline for it to make a decision.”  The text of the bill was...
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Summary of Maryland Agencies’ Review of the Dominion Cove Point LNG Export Project Filed at FERC

The Maryland State Clearinghouse, responsible for coordinating an intergovernmental review of the Dominion Cove Point LNG (DCP) export project, submitted a letter to FERC summarizing various state agencies’ comments on the project.  Generally, the agencies found the project to be consistent with their plans, programs and objectives.  A few agencies had specific recommendations but no agencies had any objections to the project.  The letter can be found here, and the complete docket for the DCP project can be found on eLibrary under Docket No....
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Dominion Cove Point LNG Secures Tidal Wetlands Permit

The Washington Post reports that the Maryland Board of Public Works voted yesterday to approve a tidal wetlands license for the Dominion Cove Point LNG (DCP) export terminal in Lusby, Md.  The license, filed with FERC by DCP, can be found here, and the complete docket for the DCP export project can be found on eLibrary under Docket No....
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