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December 22, 2014 – January 2, 2015 Schedule

In observance of the Christmas and New Year’s holidays, LNGLawBlog will not publish its Daily LNG Headlines December 22, 2014 through January 2, 2015.
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Cheniere and EDP Energias de Portugal Sign Deal for Corpus Christi LNG Supplies

Yesterday, Cheniere Energy announced that its subsidiary, Corpus Christi Liquefaction, LLC has entered into an agreement with EDP Energias de Portugal S.A. (EDP) under which EDP will purchase approximately 0.77 million tonnes of LNG per year for 20 years from Train 3 of the proposed Corpus Christi LNG terminal near Corpus Christi, Texas.  EDP will purchase the LNG on a free on board basis (FOB) for a purchase price indexed to the monthly Henry Hub price plus a fixed...
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First Nations File Court Appeal of B.C. Approval of Kitimat Feeder Pipeline

The Globe and Mail reports that Canadian First Nations Nadleh Whut’en and Nak’azdli (the First Nations) have filed a court appeal of the British Columbia (B.C.) Environmental Assessment Office (EAO) decision to approve TransCanada’s Coastal GasLink pipeline project, which would supply gas to the proposed LNG Canada export terminal near Kitimat, B.C.  The First Nations allege that EAO did not adequately consult them when considering the pipeline...
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Oregon Court of Appeals Sends Oregon LNG Pipeline Permit Case Back to Land Use Board

Yesterday, the Oregon Court of Appeals issued an opinion ruling that the state Land Use Board of Appeals (LUBA) improperly found that a Clatsop County Commissioner displayed disqualifying bias when he voted in favor of withdrawing the County’s approval of a land use permit for a pipeline to serve the proposed Oregon LNG terminal.  The opinion remands the case back to LUBA to consider the merits of the County’s withdrawal and subsequent denial of the land use permit.  The opinion can be found here.  Read more in The Daily Astorian...
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Alaska Commits More Funds to Port MacKenzie LNG Export Terminal

The Alaska Journal of Commerce reports that the Alaska Industrial Development Authority has agreed to increase from $240,000 to $440,000 its share of expenditures for feasibility studies for a proposed 1 to 1.5 million tons-per-year LNG export terminal being developed by Resources Energy Inc. (REI) at Port MacKenzie, near Anchorage.  REI is a consortium of Japanese...
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DOE Grants SCT&E FTA LNG Export Authority

The U.S. Department of Energy has issued an order granting SCT&E LNG, LLC authority to export over 30 years up to 12 million metric tons per year (584 Bcf/year) of LNG by vessel from the proposed SCT&E LNG Terminal on Monkey Island in the Calcasieu Ship Channel, Cameron Parish, La., to nations with a Free Trade Agreement with the United States that requires national treatment for trade in natural gas.
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Petronas’s Pacific NorthWest LNG Signs Tax Agreement with the District of Port Edward

Pacific NorthWest LNG and the District of Port Edward, British Columbia, announced today that they have agreed to a 25 year agreement-in-principle in support of infrastructure and services totaling approximately $150 million related to a proposed LNG export terminal on Lelu Island.  The agreement is subject to Pacific NorthWest LNG proceeding to construction of the terminal and will be effective upon the execution of a long-term lease with the Prince Rupert Port...
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