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DOE Releases LNG Export Data through April 2017

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has released data on U.S. LNG exports and imports for the period January 2017 through April 2017.  The data show that, during April, 15 cargoes of domestically produced LNG were shipped from Cheniere Energy’s Sabine Pass LNG terminal in Cameron Parish, La.  Four cargoes were sent to Mexico, three to Argentina, two each to Kuwait, Chile and Japan, and one to each of South Korea and United Arab Emirates.  Prices ranged from $3.65 to $6.65/MMBtu.  Also during April, four cargoes of LNG in ISO containers were shipped by American LNG Marketing LLC to Barbados...
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Corpus Christi Liquefaction Files Construction Status Report

Corpus Christi Liquefaction has filed a report with FERC covering construction progress at its export terminal at Corpus Christi, Texas, though May 2017.  The report states that engineering has progressed to 100.0%, procurement has progressed to 86.9%, and subcontract and direct hire construction work are 34.2% and 37.0% complete, respectively. The total Project has progressed to 65.6% complete against the plan of 65.3%.      ...
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Open Season Underway for Alaska LNG Capacity

Alaska Gasline Development Corp. (AGDC) has announced the commencement of a foundation customer capacity solicitation to determine the foundation customers who wish to reserve capacity on the proposed Alaska LNG Project. “The capacity solicitation presents an opportunity for North Slope gas resource owners and other qualified parties to subscribe to capacity on the Alaska LNG system.” According to a Peninsula Clarion report, the capacity solicitation, which will runs from June 15 through August 31, 2017, is nonbinding and is intended to “give AGDC an idea as to how much interest the market...
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Taiwan Expected to Receive its First U.S. LNG Shipment

Reuters reports that a cargo of LNG shipped from Cheniere Energy’s Sabine Pass LNG terminal in Cameron Parish, La. is expected to land at the Taichung LNG terminal in Taiwan “within a day.”  The cargo will be the first U.S. produced LNG to be shipped to Taiwan.  
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U.S. LNG Arrives in the Netherlands and Poland

Platts reports that last week the first shipments of U.S. LNG to land in northern Europe arrived in the Netherlands and Poland. Both cargoes were shipped from Cheniere Energy’s Sabine Pass LNG terminal in Cameron Parish, La. U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Perry released a statement on the shipments, noting that the “LNG shipment to the Netherlands is Northwest Europe’s first ever cargo of U.S. LNG” and “Poland has made it clear that U.S. LNG is critical to its efforts to diversify its sources of natural gas.”...
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FERC to Prepare EIS for Jordan Cove LNG Project

FERC has issued a notice of its intent to prepare an environmental impact statement (EIS) for Jordan Cove Energy Project’s proposed LNG export terminal at Coos Bay, Ore. and interconnected pipeline. Comments on the scope of the EIS are due July 10, 2017.  
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FERC Releases Project Update for the Gulf LNG Liquefaction Project

FERC has released an update on the status of its review of Gulf LNG’s application to expand its existing LNG import terminal in Jackson County, Miss. to enable LNG exports from the terminal. FERC Staff is currently analyzing data submitted with the application and preparing a draft environmental impact statement for the project which will be released for public comment....
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