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FERC Initiates Pre-Filing Process for Venture Global Plaquemines LNG Project

FERC has granted Venture Global Plaquemines LNG, LLC’s (Plaquemines LNG) request to begin pre-filing review for the proposed 2,800 MMcf/day liquefaction and export terminal to be located near river mile marker 55 on the west side of the Mississippi River, in Plaquemines Parish, La.  The project would include 20 liquefaction trains, each with a capacity of approximately 140 MMcf/day, four LNG storage tanks, and three marine loading berths for ocean-going vessels.  FERC’s approval letter can be found here, and the complete pre-filing docket for the project can be found on eLibrary under...
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Environmental Assessment of Woodfibre LNG Project Paused For First Nation Consultations

The Vancouver Sun reports that the British Columbia (B.C.) Environmental Assessment Office has, at Woodfibre LNG’s request, suspended its review of Woodfibre LNG’s proposed 2.1 million metric tonnes/year liquefaction and LNG export terminal near Squamish, B.C., to permit Woodfibre LNG to address concerns of the Squamish Nation.  According to the article, the “assessment will resume once the province is ‘satisfied with the information provided and with the adequacy of consultation with Squamish...
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Cheniere Announces Funding and Notice to Proceed with Sabine Pass LNG Train 5 Construction

Cheniere Energy announced that Sabine Pass Liquefaction, LLC (SPL) “has engaged 18 financial institutions to act as Joint Lead Arrangers to assist in the structuring and arranging of up to approximately $5.8 billion of debt facilities, including approximately $4.6 billion of credit facilities and an approximately $1.2 billion revolving credit facility.”  According to the press release,  SPL “will amend and upsize its existing credit facilities to increase the available commitments to fund a portion of the costs of developing, constructing, and placing into service the first five...
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Quicksilver Resources Granted Canadian LNG Export License

Quicksilver Resources Canada Inc. was granted a license by the Canadian National Energy Board to export 960 Bcf/year of LNG over a 25 year term from the proposed Discovery LNG liquefaction and export terminal on the north side of Campbell River, British Columbia.    
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Enbridge Buys Stake in Delfin LNG Offshore Terminal

Today, Fairwood Peninsula Energy Corp (Fairwood LNG) announced that Enbridge, Inc., has purchased a 5% equity investment in Fairwood LNG and has entered into a Joint Development Agreement with Fairwood LNG to assist in the development of offshore LNG facilities in the Gulf of Mexico.  Fairwood LNG is the parent company and 100%-owner of Delfin LNG LLC, which is proposing to construct a deepwater port LNG export terminal for offshore...
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Project Agreements Signed with First Nations for LNG Canada’s Feeder Pipeline

TransCanada announced its Coastal GasLink Pipeline Project (Coastal GasLink) has signed project agreements with Canadian First Nations Wet’suwet’en First Nation, Skin Tyee Nation, Nee-Tahi-Buhn Band, Yekooche First Nation, Doig River First Nation, and Halfway River First Nation, whose traditional and treaty territories are located along the proposed Coastal GasLink pipeline route in northern British Columbia (B.C.).  Coastal GasLink is proposing to construct and operate a 670-kilometre natural gas pipeline from the Groundbirch area near Dawson Creek, B.C., to the Shell Canada-led...
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Canadian National Energy Board Considering 40-Year Gas Export Licenses

The Canadian National Energy Board (NEB) is seeking comments on proposed amendments to its regulations to create a new category of licenses that would permit the export of natural gas for a term not exceeding 40 years.  The amendments would also amend the definition of “natural gas” to include reference to 85% methane, and include new regulations listing the license application filing requirements and the license terms and conditions that the NEB may impose.  The proposed amendments would not affect existing regulations governing gas export licenses for a term not exceeding 2 years or...
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