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B.C. Proposes Greenhouse Gas Emissions Standards for LNG Facilities

Yesterday, the British Columbia (B.C.) government proposed new greenhouse gas emissions standards applicable to LNG facilities that, according to a report in the Globe and Mail, establish a benchmark that is lower than any other in the world.  A report in the Vancouver Sun states that LNG terminal sponsors say the proposed rules will not “derail their...
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Sabine Pass LNG Files Monthly Construction Status Report

Sabine Pass LNG filed a report with FERC covering construction activities through September 2014 at its LNG export terminal in Cameron Parish, La.  Stage 1 (liquefaction trains 1 and 2) engineering is 99.9% complete, procurement is 99.9% complete, and subcontract and direct hire construction work are 50.9% and 44.5% complete, respectively.  Stage 1 overall project completion is 75.6% against the plan of 76.1%.  Stage 2 (liquefaction trains 3 and 4) engineering is 88.3% complete, procurement is 63% complete, and subcontract and direct hire construction work are 26.8% and 8.5% complete,...
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Port Dolphin Energy Requests Additional Time to Construct Onshore Pipeline for Deepwater Port

Port Dolphin Energy LLC (PDE) filed a request with FERC to extend to December 31, 2018 the deadline by which PDE must complete construction and place into service the onshore portion of a pipeline to interconnect with PDE’s proposed Deepwater Port (DWP) terminal offshore of Tampa, Fla.  PDE states that although its DWP was initially planned to receive LNG imports, its project is still commercially viable and it is undertaking business arrangements for the DWP to receive U.S.-produced LNG for regasification and subsequent delivery into the Florida market.  PDE’s request can be found...
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NextDecade Expects to File for FERC Pre-Filing Review in January 2015

The Brownsville Herald reports that NextDecade expects to file a request in January 2015 to begin FERC’s pre-filing environmental review process for a proposed LNG export terminal at the Port of Brownsville, Texas.  The pre-filing request would include a proposal for an interconnected 125-mile-long pipeline, 36 to 42 inches in diameter, with a capacity of 1 Bcf/day.  NextDecade is also considering constructing an LNG export terminal at the Port of Galveston,...
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Freeport LNG Receives Authorization to Begin Construction

FERC issued an order today granting Freeport LNG authority to commence construction of its LNG export terminal project near Quintana Island, Brazoria County, Texas.  The order authorizes construction of the Pretreatment Plant, the Liquefaction Plant, and the Phase II Modification Project, with certain exceptions.
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DOE Grants Venture Global LNG Authority to Export to FTA Nations

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) issued an order authorizing Venture Global LNG to export approximately 244 Bcf/year of LNG over a 25-year period to nations having a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with the United States from a proposed LNG export terminal in Cameron Parish, La.
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Louisiana LNG Energy Files Draft Resource Reports

Louisiana LNG Energy filed draft resource reports with FERC as part of the pre-filing environmental review of its proposed Mississippi River LNG terminal on the east bank of the Mississippi River at mile marker 46, Plaquemines Parish, La.  The reports can be found on eLibrary under Docket No. PF14-17.
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