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Tohoku Electric Power to Purchase Cameron LNG Supplies at Henry Hub Linked Prices

Reuters reports that Japan’s Tohoku Electric Power Company has signed an agreement with a Mitsubishi affiliate to purchase 300,000 tonnes of LNG per year over a 16-year period from the proposed Cameron LNG export terminal project near Hackberry, La. at Henry Hub natural gas-linked prices.
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Sabine Pass LNG Files Monthly Construction Status Report

Sabine Pass LNG filed a report with FERC covering construction activities through March 2014 at its LNG export terminal in Cameron Parish, La.  Stage 1 (liquefaction trains 1 and 2) engineering is 96.0% complete, procurement is 94.6%, and subcontract and direct hire construction work are 37.7% and 21.0% complete, respectively.  Stage 1 overall project completion is 63.3% against the plan of 65.1%. Stage 2 (liquefaction trains 3 and 4) engineering is 55.3% complete, procurement is 44.6%, and subcontract and direct hire construction work are 14.0% and 0.6% complete, respectively. Overall...
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Calcasieu Parish Police Jury Files Resolution in Support of Trunkline LNG Export Project

The Calcasieu Parish Police Jury, the governing authority of Calcasieu Parish, La., filed with FERC a copy of a resolution it adopted in support of Trunkline LNG’s Lake Charles export project, which is proposed to be located in the parish.  A copy of the resolution can be found here, and the complete docket for the Lakes Charles export project can be found on eLibrary under Docket No....
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Alaska Legislature Approves State Participation in LNG Project

The Alaska Journal of Commerce reports that the Alaska legislature has approved the state’s participation in the Alaska LNG Project, consisting of a proposed 800 mile pipeline to access North Slope gas supplies and a proposed interconnected LNG export terminal at Nikiski.  The state would partner with North Slope producers BP, ConocoPhillips, ExxonMobil and obtain a 25% ownership share of the LNG terminal.  The state would also separately negotiate with TransCanada Corporation to invest in and own the state’s 25% share of the pipeline.  A final investment decision on the project is...
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Canadian Energy Board Grants LNG Export License to Triton LNG

The Canadian National Energy Board has issued a license to Triton LNG Limited Partnership (Triton) authorizing Triton to export up to 115 Bcf per year of LNG over a 25-year period from a proposed LNG terminal at Kitimat or Prince Rupert, British Columbia.  Triton is a joint venture between AltaGas Ltd. and Japanese oil company Idemitsu Kosan Co. Ltd., Japan’s second largest petroleum company.  Read more in the press...
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PHMSA Approves Design Spill Criteria for Sabine Pass LNG Stage 3 Expansion

The U.S. Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Administration (PHMSA) has filed a letter with FERC stating that it has no objection to the methodology used by Sabine Pass LNG for determining single accidental leakage sources for candidate design spills for the proposed Stage 3 (liquefaction trains 5 and 6) expansion at the Sabine Pass LNG export terminal in Cameron Parish, La.  PHMSA reviewed the methodology to ensure compliance with PHMSA’s pipeline safety...
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Corpus Christi Liquefaction Selects Texas Agency as the Greenhouse Gas Permitting Authority For Its LNG Export Terminal

Corpus Christi Liquefaction, LLC (CCL) has filed a letter with FERC stating that it has selected the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) as the reviewing authority for CCL’s pending application for a Greenhouse Gas Prevention of Significant Deterioration Permit for CCL’s proposed LNG export terminal near Corpus Christi, Texas.  The letter states that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is in the process of transferring such permitting authority to the TCEQ and gave CCL the choice of whether it wanted EPA or TECQ to complete review of its permit application. ...
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