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Haisla Nation Files LNG Export Applications with the Canadian National Energy Board

The Haisla Nation has filed three separate applications with the Canadian National Energy Board for authority to export LNG to Asian markets.  The applicants, Cedar 1 LNG Export Ltd., Cedar 2 LNG Export Ltd., and Cedar 3 LNG Export Ltd., are subsidiaries of Cedar LNG Export Development Ltd., an LNG export development company owned by the Haisla Nation.  The quantity of LNG to be exported under each of the Haisla applications may vary as each application will represent a separate project with independent participants and commercial arrangements.  The LNG will be exported from proposed...
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FERC Dismisses Petition Regarding Jurisdiction over Mobile LNG Export Facilities

FERC has dismissed Strom Inc.’s petition for declaratory order (PDO) requesting that FERC find Strom’s use of a mobile natural gas liquefaction unit (“LNG in a Box”) to export natural gas will not be subject to FERC’s jurisdiction under the Natural Gas Act.  FERC dismissed the PDO because Strom did not pay the applicable filing fee for PDO’s.  FERC’s notice can be found here, and the complete docket for Strom PDO can be found on eLibrary under Docket No....
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CE FLNG Provides Status Report on Proposed Floating LNG Export Terminal

CE FLNG has filed with FERC an update on the status of its proposed self-propelled floating LNG export terminal on the Mississippi River near Baptiste Collette Bayou in Plaquemines Parish, La.  According to the report, among other things, CE FLNG (1) is waiting for a ruling by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection on the lawfulness of CE FLNG’s proposed use of non-coastwise-qualified vessels for use as floating storage and liquefaction units to liquefy natural gas; (2) states that it has restructured its projects to seek protection from market power as new barriers to entry to the U.S....
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LNG Limited Finalizes Acquisition of Bear Head LNG Project Site in Nova Scotia

LNG Limited (LNGL) announced that it has finalized its acquisition of Bear Head LNG Corporation, which owns an industrial site in Richmond County, Nova Scotia on which LNGL intends to develop an initial 4 million tonnes per annum LNG export project with potential for future expansion.  According to the announcement, included in the acquisition are the project rights, assets and obligations associated with the Bear Head LNG import terminal previously proposed by Anadarko...
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Sabine Pass LNG Files Monthly Construction Status Report

Sabine Pass LNG filed a report with FERC covering construction activities through July 2014 at its LNG export terminal in Cameron Parish, La.  Stage 1 (liquefaction trains 1 and 2) engineering is 99.4% complete, procurement is 99.5% complete, and subcontract and direct hire construction work are 46.6% and 35.6% complete, respectively.  Stage 1 overall project completion is 71.8% against the plan of 72.5%. Stage 2 (liquefaction trains 3 and 4) engineering is 81.3% complete, procurement is 58% complete, and subcontract and direct hire construction work are 24.7% and 5.1% complete,...
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DOE to Process Alaska LNG Export Application Expeditiously

The Alaska Journal of Commerce reports the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Secretary Moniz recently stated that DOE will process Alaska LNG’s export application on a streamlined basis, given that DOE’s public interest determination for the proposal largely will be a formality since the export of Alaskan LNG will not affect gas markets in the lower-48 states.  The report states that DOE will follow its suspended practice and grant Alaska LNG an export license conditioned upon satisfactory completion of an environmental review of its proposed export...
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Louisiana LNG Energy Files Draft Resource Reports

Louisiana LNG Energy (LLNGE) has filed with FERC draft Resource Reports No. 1 (General Project Description) and 10 (Alternatives) as part of FERC’s National Environmental Policy Act pre-filing review process for LLNGE’s proposed Mississippi River LNG export terminal and interconnected pipeline at mile marker 46, Plaquemines Parish, La.  The draft Resource Reports can be found here (this is a large file), and the complete docket for the LLNGE project can be found on eLibrary under Docket No....
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