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FERC Releases Environmental Assessment for Cameron LNG Trains 5 and 6

FERC has released its Environmental Assessment Report (EA) for Cameron LNG’s proposal to construct two additional liquefaction trains, Trains 5 and 6, at its LNG export terminal under construction near Hackberry, La. The EA concludes that, with recommended mitigation measures, construction of the project would not constitute a major federal action significantly affecting the quality of the human environment. The EA recommends that a Commission order approving the project contain the recommended mitigation measures as conditions for...
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Draft Environmental Report Issued for Pacific NorthWest LNG Project

The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency has released a draft environmental assessment for the Petronas-sponsored Pacific NorthWest LNG liquefaction and export terminal near Lelu Island, British Columbia.  The report concludes that the Project is likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects, taking into account the implementation of the recommended mitigation measures, on the harbour porpoise and as a result of greenhouse gas emissions.  The Agency concludes that the Project is not likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects on “all other valued...
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Bear Head LNG and Pieridae Energy Each Receive Authority to Export LNG Produced from U.S. Gas

Bear Head LNG and Pieridae Energy each announced that the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has granted them separate authority to export as LNG gas imported from the United States to each company’s proposed liquefaction and LNG export terminal in Nova Scotia, Canada.  DOE’s orders authorize Bear Head LNG and Pieridae Energy to export the LNG produced from gas imported into Canada from the United States via pipeline to countries that do not have a Free Trade Agreement with the United States.  Bear Head LNG’s proposed facility is in Richmond County near Point Tupper, Nova Scotia. ...
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Venture Global LNG Announces Purchase Deal with Shell NA LNG

Venture Global LNG, Inc. announced that its subsidiary, Venture Global Calcasieu Pass, LLC (Venture Global Calcasieu Pass), has entered into a 20-year sales and purchase agreement (SPA) with Shell NA LNG LLC (Shell), under which Shell has agreed to purchase one million tonnes per annum of LNG from Venture Global Calcasieu Pass’s proposed LNG export facility on the Calcasieu Ship Channel in Cameron Parish, La.  According to the press release, Shell will purchase the LNG on a free on board basis (FOB) at a Henry Hub-linked purchase price plus a facility fee indexed to...
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FERC Releases Environmental Assessment for Proposed Elba Island LNG Export Terminal

Today, FERC released its Environmental Assessment (EA) for the proposed Elba Island liquefaction and LNG export terminal near Savannah, Ga.  Kinder Morgan affiliates Elba Liquefaction Company, LLC, Southern LNG Company, LLC, and Elba Express Company, LLC are the sponsors of the project.  The EA concludes that that if the Companies construct and operate the facilities as proposed, with certain mitigation measures recommended by Staff, approval of the project would not constitute a major federal action significantly affecting the quality of the human environment.  FERC Staff recommends that...
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LNG Canada Delays FID Until Late 2016

The Globe and Mail reports that due to market conditions, LNG Canada has delayed a final investment decision (FID) on its proposed liquefaction and LNG export terminal at Kitimat, British Columbia until later in the year.  An FID was expected in Spring 2016.  LNG Canada is a joint venture of Shell Canada Energy (50%), an affiliate of Royal Dutch Shell plc, and affiliates of PetroChina (20%), Korea Gas Corporation (15%) and Mitsubishi Corporation...
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Alaska LNG Project Faces “Significant Economic Headwinds”

Alaska Public Radio reports that representatives from the Alaska LNG Project told Alaska state legislators last week that the project faces “significant economic headwinds,” and while they remain committed to the project, the sponsors “have to be realistic about the project in this current price environment.”  Sponsors of the proposed 800-mile pipeline and LNG export terminal are North Slope producers BP, ExxonMobil and ConocoPhillips, and Alaska Gasline Development Corporation, which represents the State of...
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