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Freeport LNG Enters Into Definitive Agreements for Train 1 Financing

Freeport LNG Expansion, L.P. (Freeport LNG) today announced that its subsidiary, FLNG Liquefaction, LLC, has entered into definitive agreements with Japan Bank for International Cooperation and six commercial banks for the debt financing of approximately $3.85 billion for the development of Train 1 of Freeport LNG’s proposed liquefaction and LNG export terminal on Quintana Island near Freeport, Texas.  As previously announced, Osaka Gas Co., Ltd. and Chubu Electric Power Co., Inc. will also invest approximately $1.2 billion for Train 1...
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Dominion Cove Point LNG Authorized to Proceed with Construction of Export Terminal Facilities

Yesterday, FERC issued a notice to proceed authorizing Dominion Cove Point LNG to modify the hydrostatic test water disposal location and soil storage, relocate existing utility lines, demolish certain buildings, and proceed with grading activities at its LNG terminal at Lusby, Md.  The notice can be found here, and the complete docket for the Cove Point export terminal project can be found on eLibrary by searching for Docket No....
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BG Group to Delay Proposed B.C. Prince Rupert LNG Terminal

An article in the Financial Post, citing a report in The Wall Street Journal [subscription required], states that BG Group Plc is likely to delay its proposed LNG export terminal at Prince Rupert, British Columbia (B.C.) to provide time to assess the market once U.S. LNG supplies come on-line.  The article quotes BG Canada President Madeline Whitaker as stating “We’d always said (construction would begin) as early as 2016, but we now recognize it’ll likely be later, with commercial operations likely beginning early in the next...
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BP Energy Seeks Rehearing of Dominion Cove Point LNG Authorization

BP Energy has filed a request for rehearing of FERC’s order approving the Dominion Cove Point LNG (DCP) export terminal at Lusby, Md.  BP’s request asks that FERC “(1) reverse its finding that DCP did not engage in undue discrimination by allowing Statoil to turn back its terminal capacity without granting the same turnback opportunity to BP Energy; and (2) require DCP to offer BP Energy the same opportunity.”  BP’s request can be found here, and the complete docket for the DCP export terminal project can be found on eLibrary by searching Docket No...
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Pieridae Energy Files DOE Application to Export Gas Through Canada to FTA and Non-FTA Nations

Pieridae Energy (USA) Ltd (Pieridae) has filed an application with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to export to Canada up to 292 Bcf/year over 20 years on the Maritimes & Northeast US Pipeline near Baileyville, Maine.  The gas will be converted into LNG and exported from Pieridae’s proposed Goldboro LNG terminal in Guysborough County, Nova Scotia to nations with and without a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with the United States.  Pieridae’s application can be found...
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GNL Canada Files to Export LNG Export from Proposed Quebec Terminal

Reuters reports that GNL Canada has filed an application with Canada’s National Energy Board to export up to 1.6 Bcf/day of LNG from the proposed Energie Saguenay liquefaction project near Saguenay, Quebec. GNL Quebec, owned by Freestone Capital LLC and Breyer Capital LLC, proposes to construct a 650-kilometer pipeline to connect with TransCanada’s main pipeline to supply the project with gas from Western Canada.
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TransCanada Pipeline to LNG Canada’s Proposed Kitimat Terminal Receives B.C. Environmental Approval

The British Columbia (B.C.) Environmental Assessment Office has approved the construction and operation of TransCanada’s proposed Coastal GasLink pipeline, an approximately 415-mile, 48-inch diameter natural gas pipeline that would run from the Groundbirch area near Dawson Creek, B.C. to the proposed LNG Canada export terminal near Kitimat, B.C.  Documents related to the project can be found here.  According to a Vancouver Sun article, some First Nations may oppose the...
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