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DOE Now Requires U.S. Agent for Foreign Applicants and Holders of Gas Import and Export Authorizations

The Office of Fossil Energy of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has issued a notice requiring both applicants and current holders of authorizations to import or export natural gas, including LNG, that neither reside in nor have a place of business or other corporate presence in the United States, to identify by April 3, 2015, an agent resident within the United States to receive service of legal process.  The notice can be found here.  
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FERC to Prepare Environmental Impact Statement for Alaska LNG Project

FERC has issued a notice of intent to prepare an environmental impact statement (EIS) for the proposed Alaska LNG Project export terminal near Nikiski, Alaska.  FERC’s notice states that it understands “that affected stakeholders may include communities that depend on seasonal subsistence activities,” so the period for comments on the scope of the EIS will remain open until December 4, 2015.  FERC’s notice can be found here, and the complete pre-filing docket for the Alaska LNG Project can be found on eLibrary under Docket No....
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Floridian Natural Gas Storage Files for DOE LNG Export Authority

Floridian Natural Gas Storage Company (Floridian) has filed an application with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to export LNG produced at Floridian’s proposed liquefaction and storage facility in Martin County, Fla.  Floridian requests authority to export, on behalf of itself and as an agent for others, LNG transported from its facility in approved ISO containers to existing ports in the Southeast United States for further transportation to nations with and without a Free Trade Agreement with the United States.  Floridian requests authority to export over 20 years up to the equivalent...
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Magnolia LNG Receives Coast Guard Waterway Suitability Approval

The U.S. Coast Guard has issued a Letter of Recommendation to FERC recommending that the Calcasieu River Ship Channel, through which Magnolia LNG proposes to transport LNG from its proposed LNG export terminal at Lake Charles, La., be considered suitable for LNG marine traffic as it relates to safety and security.  
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FERC Approves Cameron LNG Pre-Filing Request for Expansion

FERC has issued an order approving Cameron LNG’s request to initiate the pre-filing environmental review process for a proposed Expansion Project comprised of two additional liquefaction trains (Trains 4 and 5) and a fifth LNG tank to be located at the Cameron LNG terminal near Hackberry, La. The proposed Expansion Project will increase the LNG production capacity of the terminal by approximately 10 million metric tons per year. Expansion Project operations are anticipated to begin in...
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Petronas Final Investment Decision on B.C. LNG Export Terminal Expected by End of June 2015

The Financial Post reports that Malaysian oil company Petronas expects to make a final investment decision on the proposed Pacific NorthWest LNG export terminal in British Columbia (B.C.) by the end of June 2015.  The article also states that Petronas is in talks to sell another 10-12% share in the project, which would reduce Petronas’s share to approximately...
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Cheniere Subsidiary Sabine Pass Liquefaction to Offer $2 Billion in Senior Secured Notes due 2025

Cheniere Energy Partners, L.P. announced today that its wholly owned subsidiary, Sabine Pass Liquefaction, LLC (SPL), will offer $2 billion of Senior Secured Notes, priced at par, with an interest rate of 5.625% per annum to mature on March 1, 2025.  The offering is expected to close on March 3, 2015.  SPL intends to apply the net proceeds from the offering to pay capital costs and reduce credit commitments related to the construction of the first four liquefaction trains at its LNG export terminal in Cameron Parish,...
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