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Lloyds Energy Group Files FTA LNG Export Application

Lloyds Energy Group LLC (Lloyds) has filed an application with the U.S. Department of Energy for authorization to export up to 9 million metric tons per annum (1.25 Bcf/day) of domestically produced LNG over a 25-year period.  Lloyds intends to export the LNG to nations having a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with the United States from two floating liquefaction, storage, and offloading units it intends to build, own, and operate near Point Comfort, Texas on submerged lands currently owned by the Calhoun Port Authority.  Lloyds states that it also intends to file an application to export LNG to...
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NextDecade Signs Lease for Potential LNG Terminal

NextDecade, LLC announced it has signed lease agreements with the State of Texas and City of Texas City for an approximately 1,000-acre site at Shoal Point for the potential development of a multi-billion dollar LNG export facility. Texas City owns almost 376 acres at Shoal Point, while the Texas General Land Office manages the adjoining 618 acres of state land.  NextDecade is the sponsor of the Rio Grande LNG project in South...
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First U.S. Shale Gas Reaches Japan

Reuters reports that Japan’s JERA Co., a joint venture between Tokyo Electric Power and Chubu Electric Power, has imported the country’s first LNG produced from U.S. shale gas in the lower-48 states.  Historically, Japan has imported U.S. LNG only from Alaska.  According the report, the LNG was produced at Cheniere Energy’s Sabine Pass LNG terminal in Louisiana, was shipped through the Panama Canal, and arrived at Chubu Electric’s Joetsu LNG terminal on the Sea of Japan on...
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State Corporation Takes Over Alaska LNG Project

The Alaska Gasline Development Corporation (AGDC) announced that it has reached an agreement with affiliates of ExxonMobil, BP and ConocoPhillips, whereby AGDC will assume the responsibility for the technical and regulatory activities associated with the proposed Alaska LNG project, consisting of an 800-mile pipeline to access North Slope gas supplies, a liquefaction and LNG export terminal, and associated facilities.  AGDC, which represents the State of Alaska’s interest in the Alaska LNG project, is an independent, public corporation of the State of...
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Bear Head LNG Feeder Pipeline Receives Environmental Approval

On December 22, 2016, the Nova Scotia Minister of Environment approved the environmental assessment authorizing construction of Bear Paw Pipeline Corporation Inc.’s (Bear Paw) 62.5 mile pipeline to provide gas to the proposed Bear Head LNG export facility in Point Tupper, Richmond County, Nova Scotia. The Bear Paw pipeline would interconnect the Maritimes & Northeast Pipeline mainline, offshore gas and other supplies near Goldboro, Nova Scotia with the Bear Head LNG...
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FERC Approves Golden Pass LNG Export Terminal

FERC has issued an order authorizing Golden Pass Products LLC and Golden Pass Pipeline LLC (together, Golden Pass) to construct and operate an LNG export terminal at Golden Pass’s exiting LNG import terminal near Sabine Pass, Texas and an interconnected pipeline.  Golden Pass is owned by affiliates of Qatar Petroleum International Limited and Exxon Mobil Corporation.  The proposed export terminal includes three liquefaction trains with a total production capacity sufficient to produce 15.6 million (metric) tons per annum (MTPA) of LNG, each train producing 5.2...
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Corpus Christi Liquefaction Files Construction Progress Report

Corpus Christi Liquefaction has filed a report with FERC covering construction progress at its LNG export terminal at Corpus Christi, Texas through November 2016.  The report states that engineering has progressed to 99.7%; procurement has progressed to 64.1%; Bechtel’s direct hire construction was 18.5%; and the total project has progressed to 47.1%...
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