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DOE Denies Rehearing of Orders Authorizing Corpus Christi Liquefaction and Sabine Pass Non-FTA Exports

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has issued two orders denying Sierra Club’s requests for rehearing of DOE orders which authorized: (1) Cheniere Marketing, LLC and Corpus Christi Liquefaction, LLC (CCL) to export LNG to nations without a Free Trade Agreement (non-FTA) from CCL’s proposed LNG terminal near Corpus Christi, Texas; and (2) Sabine Pass Liquefaction to export LNG to non-FTA nations from the Sabine Pass LNG terminal in Cameron Parish, La.  In both orders, DOE rejected Sierra Club’s arguments that (1) the Natural Gas Act does not create a rebuttable presumption that natural...
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Flint Hill Resources Receives Non-FTA Export Authority

The U.S. Department of Energy has issued an order authorizing Flint Hill Resources, LP to export over a 20-year period up to 3.62 Bcf/year of domestically produced LNG in ISO containers or in bulk to nations without a Free Trade Agreement (non-FTA) with the United States from an LNG liquefaction facility owned by Stabilis LNG Eagle Ford, LLC in George West,...
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Corpus Christi Liquefaction Submits Construction Progress Report

Corpus Christi Liquefaction, LLC has filed a report with FERC covering through April 2016 construction progress at its liquefaction and LNG export terminal in Corpus Christi, Texas.  The reports states that (i) engineering has progressed to 98.0%, (ii) procurement has progressed to 46.9%, (iii) Bechtel’s direct hire construction through April was 5.7%, and (iv) the total Project has progressed to 33.5%...
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Alaska LNG Files Monthly Status Report

Alaska LNG has filed a report with FERC covering through April 2016 the status of pre-filing environmental review activities for its proposed liquefaction and LNG export terminal at Nikiski, Alaska and 800-mile interconnected pipeline.  The report states that due to ongoing pre-Front End Engineering and Design (pre-FEED) and engineering optimization work, the submittal of a final application for the project “is expected to be a minimum of 3 months beyond the original date of September...
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Fortis Signs Agreement to Supply LNG to Hawaii Electric

Fortis Inc. announced today that its subsidiary, Fortis Hawaii Energy Inc., entered into an agreement to supply Hawaiian Electric Company, Inc. with 800,000 metric tons/year of LNG over 20-years from FortisBC’s Tilbury LNG facility in Delta, British Columbia, starting in 2021. According to the press release, to accommodate the agreement, a further expansion at FortisBC’s Tilbury LNG facility will be required.  The deal is contingent upon government and regulatory approvals in both British Columbia and Hawaii and the approval of the merger of Hawaiian Electric and NextEra Energy...
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Downeast LNG Up for Sale

Downeast LNG, sponsor of a proposed 3 million ton/year liquefaction and LNG import/export terminal near Robbinston, Maine, announced that the company will be put up for sale as of July 1, 2016.  According to the press release, Downeast LNG’s majority shareholder is energy private equity manager Yorktown Partners, which manages approximately $7 billion in energy investments.  
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Eagle LNG to Construct Liquefaction Plant to Supply Crowley Ships

Eagle LNG announced that it has begun the construction process for a 200,000 gallons/day (87,000 gallons/day initially) natural gas liquefaction plant in West Jacksonville, Fla., which is anticipated to be operational by early 2017. The LNG will be used to supply Crowley’s new LNG-powered Commitment Class ships for trade between the U.S. mainland and Puerto Rico and also available for sale to both domestic clients in the southeast United States and Caribbean island customers looking for containerized LNG...
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