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Excelerate Withdraws Port Lavaca LNG FERC Application

Excelerate Liquefaction Solutions (ELS) has filed a letter requesting that FERC permit withdrawal and terminate proceedings related to ELS’s proposed floating LNG export terminal at the Port of Port Lavaca-Point Comfort, Texas, and interconnecting pipeline.  ELS stated that “[f]ollowing an internal evaluation of the economic value of the Project, [it] has determined that it will no longer pursue the Project.”  ELS also stated that it would be withdrawing an affiliate’s application with the U.S. Department of Energy to export LNG to nations without a Free Trade Agreement with the...
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Judge Grants Dismissal of Oregon LNG Challenge to the Army Corps of Engineers

The Daily Astorian reports that a U.S. District Court of Oregon judge has adopted a magistrate judge’s findings and granted the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ (ACE) motion to dismiss Oregon LNG’s lawsuit. Oregon LNG filed suit last year to challenge ACE’s easement rights to the land beneath the water on the Skipanon Peninsula in Warrenton, Ore.  The magistrate judge found that Oregon LNG’s challenge was filed after the expiration of the applicable 12-year statute of limitations and, therefore, Oregon LNG was time barred to bring such a claim under federal law and the court lacked...
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Williams to Construct Pipeline to Steelhead LNG Proposed Export Terminals in B.C.

Today, Steelhead LNG Corp. announced a pre-construction agreement with U.S. pipeline developer Williams to commence with the design and regulatory approvals for the Island Gas Connector Project, a proposed natural gas pipeline which will transport natural gas from Sumas, Washington, to Vancouver Island, British Columbia (B.C.), where Steelhead LNG is exploring the development of two LNG export terminal facilities, the proposed Malahat LNG Project and the proposed Sarita Bay LNG...
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Additional FTA LNG Exports Authorized from Corpus Christi Terminal

The U.S. Department of Energy has granted Corpus Christi Liquefaction, LLC (CCL) authority to export 514 Bcf/year of LNG over 20 years from new liquefaction Trains 4 and 5 proposed for CCL’s export terminal under construction near Corpus Christi, Texas. CCL is authorized to export the LNG to nations with a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with the United States. The authorized export volume is additive to CCL’s existing authorized FTA LNG export volume of 767 Bcf/year, bringing CCL’s total authorized FTA export volume to 1,281 Bcf/year for Trains 1-5 of the CCL project.  CCL’s request to...
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GNL Quebec Receives Canadian LNG Export License

Canada’s National Energy Board has granted GNL Quebec Inc. a license to export up to 12.65 million tonnes of LNG (653.78 Bcf) per year over 25 years from GNL Quebec’s proposed liquefaction and export terminal facility to be located at the port of Saguenay (also called the port of Grande-Anse) in La Baie, Québec,...
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Port Arthur LNG Granted FTA Export Authority

The U.S. Department of Energy has issued an order authorizing Port Arthur LNG, LLC to export 10 million metric tons (517 Bcf) of LNG per year over 25 years from its proposed liquefaction and LNG export terminal at Port Arthur, Texas to nations with a Free Trade Agreement with the United States. .      
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Construction Status Report Filed for Corpus Christi LNG Project

Corpus Christi Liquefaction, LLC has filed a report with FERC on the status of construction of its LNG export terminal near Corpus Christi, Texas through July 2015.  The report states that engineering has progressed to 71.9%, procurement has progressed to 25.9%, subcontract and direct hire construction are 0% and 0.1%, respectively, and the total Project has progressed to 18.9% complete against a planned 14.1%.  Construction activities planned for August 2015 are on...
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