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Venture Global LNG Closes Additional $15 Million Funding Deal

Venture Global LNG, Inc., announced that it has closed a fifth round of equity investment, raising additional capital of $15 million and bringing the total capital raised to date to over $280 million.  The proceeds will fund Venture Global LNG’s proposed 10 million tonnes per annum (MTPA) Venture Global Calcasieu Pass LNG facility at the intersection of the Calcasieu Ship Channel and the Gulf of Mexico, and the proposed 20 MTPA Venture Global Plaquemines LNG facility in Plaquemines Parish, La., on the Mississippi River 30 miles south of New...
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Corpus Christi Liquefaction and Sabine Pass LNG File Construction Progress Reports

Corpus Christi Liquefaction (CCL) and Sabine Pass LNG (SPL) have filed reports with FERC covering construction activities at their LNG export terminals through July 2016.  For its liquefaction and LNG export terminal under construction at Corpus Christi, Texas, CCL reports that engineering has progressed to 98.7%, procurement has progressed to 55.5%, Bechtel’s direct hire construction has progressed to 10.4%, and the total project has progressed to 39.5% complete. SPL reports that for its liquefaction and LNG export terminal at Sabine Pass, La., Train 1 substantial completion was achieved...
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State to Take Over Alaska LNG Project

Alaska Dispatch News reports that Alaska Gasline Development Corp.  (AGDC) and the producer sponsors of the proposed Alaska LNG Project, ExxonMobil, ConocoPhillips and BP, “are working ‘cooperatively’ on a plan to turn over leadership of the project to Alaska,” according to Keith Meyer, president of AGDC.  AGDC represents Alaska’s 25% interest in the project.  Due to the global slump in oil and natural gas prices, the producers have recently indicated that they may not all continue with the project, which involves construction of a $55 billion liquefaction and export terminal...
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Transco Proposes Pipeline to Serve Corpus Christi and Freeport LNG Terminal Customers

Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line (Transco) has filed an application with FERC to construct and operate its Gulf Connector Expansion Project, which would provide 400,000 dt/day of firm transportation service to Corpus Christi Liquefaction, LLC (CCL) and 75,000 dt/day of firm transportation service to Osaka Gas Trading & Export LLC. The Gulf Connector Expansion Project would interconnect with the Cheniere Corpus Christi Pipeline to provide CCL with transportation service to the CCL LNG export terminal under construction in Corpus Christi, Texas. The Gulf Connector Expansion Project would...
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Additional LNG Export Authority Sought for Lake Charles Terminal

Lake Charles Exports, LLC and Lake Charles LNG Export Company, LLC each have filed applications for authority to export an additional 121 Bcf/year of LNG from the proposed export terminal at Lake Charles, La (Lake Charles Terminal). The companies propose to export the LNG to Free Trade Agreement (FTA) countries for a period of 25 years and Non-FTA countries for a period of 20 years. Both companies currently are authorized to export to FTA and Non-FTA countries up to 730 Bcf/year of LNG from the Lake Charles Terminal. The companies’ applications seek to align the volumes authorized for...
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FERC Dismisses Downeast LNG Applications

FERC issued an order today dismissing and terminating Downeast LNG (Downeast) and affiliates’ applications for a bidirectional import/export LNG terminal and associated pipeline facilities near Robbinston, Maine. FERC stated: “Downeast’s project has been before the Commission in one form or another for more than ten years. There has been essentially no progress at all toward completion of an application in the past nine months and Downeast has presented nothing to persuade us that its situation is likely to change in the immediate...
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Dominion Cove Point LNG Export Terminal 67% Complete

Dominion Resources announced that its subsidiary Dominion Cove Point LNG’s liquefaction and export terminal at Lusby, Md. is now 67% complete and “continues on time and on budget for a late 2017 in-service date.”    
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