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DOE Approves Eagle Maxville LNG Exports

Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) issued an order authorizing Eagle LNG Partners Jacksonville II LLC (Eagle Maxville) to export over 20 years up to 2.8 Bcf/year (0.01 Bcf/day) of LNG to nations with and without a Free Trade Agreement with the United States.  Eagle Maxville is authorized to export domestically produced LNG in ISO containers loaded at its Maxville Facility in Jacksonville, Fla.  After loading, the ISO containers will be transported by truck and loaded onto container ships or roll-on/roll-off oceangoing carriers for export at the nearby Port of Jacksonville or other...
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DOE Releases LNG Export Data through July 2017

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has released data on U.S. LNG imports and exports for the period February 2016 through July 2017. The top five recipients of exported LNG from the United States, and the percentages of the total amount of LNG exported for the period, are Mexico (23.3%), South Korea (8.8%), China (8.8%), Chile (8.7%) and Japan (7.2%).  
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Netherlands to Receive Second Sabine Pass LNG Cargo

Reuters reports that a second cargo of LNG loading at Cheniere Energy’s Sabine Pass LNG terminal in Cameron Parish, La. is expected to arrive in the Netherlands in early October.  The first shipment of LNG to the Netherlands from the Sabine Pass terminal arrived on June 8 of this year.    
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CNOOC Unit Cancels Proposed B.C. LNG Terminal

The Globe and Mail reports that Nexen Energy, partially owned by Chinese energy company CNOOC Ltd., has cancelled its proposed Aurora LNG export terminal project on Digby Island, British Columbia (B.C.) due to low LNG prices in Asian markets. The other owners of Aurora LNG are Japanese companies Inpex Corp., JGC Corp. and JOGMEC.  According to the article, of the more than 20 LNG export terminal projects proposed for B.C., only Woodfibre LNG’s has moved forward....
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Alaska LNG Project Concludes Capacity Solicitation

The Alaska Gasline Development Corporation (AGDC) announced that it has concluded the capacity solicitation process for foundation customer capacity on the proposed Alaska LNG Project, which is comprised of, among other components, an 800-mile pipeline and an LNG export terminal. The press release states that “an Alaska producer submitted a conforming intent to subscribe for capacity on the system,” and “each of the three major producers expressed interest in selling gas to AGDC for further sale to the global LNG markets” and that “[w]hen the agreements are completed, we will have gas supply...
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DOE Proposes Expedited Approval for Small-Scale LNG Exports

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has promulgated a proposed rule that will provide for expedited approval of small-scale exports of natural gas, including LNG, from U.S. export facilities.  According to the press release, the U.S. small-scale LNG export market involves exports of small volumes of natural gas from the United States primarily to countries in the Caribbean, Central America, and South America that “do not generate enough natural gas demand to support the economies of scale required to justify large volumes of LNG imports from large-scale LNG terminals via conventional LNG...
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FERC Authorizes Dominion Cove Point Commissioning Activities

FERC has issued a letter authorizing Dominion Energy Cove Point LNG, LP (Dominion) to perform certain commissioning activities at its LNG export project at Lusby, Md. Dominion is authorized “to introduce hazardous fluids and perform related commissioning activities for the following: feed gas to the pretreatment and liquefaction areas and equipment related to ship loading, including the LNG loading pumps and return gas blowers.”...
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