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FERC Initiates Pre-Filing Environmental Review Procedures for Annova LNG Brownsville Export Project

FERC has approved Annova LNG Brownsville and affiliates’ (ALB) request for initiation of pre-filing environmental review procedures for ALB’s proposed liquefaction and LNG export terminal on the Brownsville Ship Channel in Cameron County, Texas.  The Project is proposed to consist of an export terminal and six liquefaction trains, each with a firm nameplate capacity of 1.0 million tonnes per annum (MTPA), with a total maximum export output of 6.95 MTPA or approximately 0.93 Bcf/day.  FERC’s order can be found here, and ALB’s request can be found...
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LNGLawBlog will not publish updates March 30, 2015 through April 3, 2015

LNGLawBlog will not publish its Daily LNG Headlines on March 30, 2015 through April 3, 2015. Please contact LNGLawBlog if you have any questions.
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B.C. Introduces Bill Providing Details on LNG Income Taxes

The British Columbia (B.C.) government has introduced Bill 26, the Liquefied Natural Gas Income Tax Amendment Act 2015, to “set out the remaining elements of a competitive LNG income tax framework.”  The bill provides the LNG industry clarifying information under the Liquefied Natural Gas Income Tax Act, including obligations to register, file returns, pay the tax, and appeal rights.  It also sets out various government powers to enforce the act.  Read more in the press release and...
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Coast Guard and MARAD Temporarily Suspend Review of Port Ambrose LNG Import Project

The U.S. Coast Guard and the U.S. Maritime Administration (MARAD) have temporarily suspended their review of Liberty Natural Gas’s proposed Port Ambrose deepwater LNG import terminal to be located off the coasts of New Jersey and New York.  The suspension was implemented to permit the Coast Guard and MARAD to complete their Final Environmental Impact Statement for the project and to allow Liberty to submit financial responsibility data.  The suspension letter can be found here.  Read more in the Asbury Park Press...
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Shell’s LNG Canada Project Moving Forward

Markus Hector, general manager of global LNG for Shell, primary owner of LNG Canada, recently stated that LNG Canada’s proposed LNG export terminal project in British Columbia is “progressing,” despite low crude oil and natural gas prices.  A final investment decision on the project, however, is not expected until at least 2016.  Read more in the Reuters...
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G2 LNG Files for DOE LNG Export Authority

G2 LNG LLC has filed applications with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) seeking authority to export over a 30-year period up to 14 million tonnes per annum (672 Bcf/year) of domestically produced LNG to nations with and without a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with the United States.  G2 LNG proposes to export the LNG from its proposed liquefaction facility and LNG export terminal to be located on the Calcasieu Ship Channel, Cameron County, La.  G2 LNG’s FTA application can be found here, and its non-FTA application can be found...
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Alaska House Passes Bill to Thwart Governor’s Pipeline Proposal

The Alaska House passed a bill yesterday that would prevent the state from pursuing its own pipeline project “until either the fulfillment or failure of a state partnership” with the Alaska LNG export terminal and pipeline project developers.  Alaska Governor Bill Walker proposed the Alaska Standalone Gas Pipeline, or ASAP, “amid concerns that Alaska LNG might not be the best deal for Alaskans” to access North Slope gas supplies.  Read more in the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner...
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