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Congressman Poe Introduces Bill to Expedite U.S. LNG Exports

U.S. Representative Ted Poe (R-TX) has introduced H.R. 428, the Export American Natural Gas Act of 2015, which, according to the press release, would require the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to make a decision on whether to approve or deny LNG export applications within 60 days.  The bill also provides that if DOE does not make a decision to either approve or deny a license application within the 60-day deadline, the application would automatically be approved.  The text of the bill is not yet...
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Oregon Stays Coastal Zone Management Act Certification for Jordan Cove Energy Project and Oregon LNG Terminals

The Oregon Department of Land Conservation and Development (OLCD) has entered into agreements with Jordan Cove Energy Project and Oregon LNG staying the deadline by which OLCD must review those companies’ certification that their proposed LNG terminal projects are consistent with Oregon’s Coastal Management Program under the federal Coastal Zone Management Act.  OLCD’s decision on Jordan Cove Energy Project’s Consistency Certification is now due by July 30, 2015.  OLCD’s decision on Oregon LNG’s Consistency Certification is now due by April 27,...
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American LNG Marketing Files DOE LNG Export Application

American LNG Marketing LLC (American LNG) has filed an application with the U.S. Department of Energy for authority to export over a 20-year period up to 60,000 metric tons per year (3.02 Bcf) of LNG from a liquefaction facility under construction in Medley, Fla.  American LNG proposes to export the LNG via ISO containers to Central American and Caribbean nations with and without a Free Trade Agreement with the United States.
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FERC to Prepare EIS for Proposed Venture Global Calcasieu Pass LNG Export Terminal

FERC has issued a notice of its intent to prepare an environmental impact statement (EIS) regarding the environmental impacts of Venture Global Calcasieu Pass, LLC’s proposed Calcasieu Pass LNG export terminal to be located on the Calcasieu Ship Channel in Cameron Parish, La.  Comments on the scope of the EIS are due February 19, 2015.  The complete docket for the proposal can be found on eLibrary by searching Docket No....
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Cheniere Energy Finalizes Equity Investment for Corpus Christi Liquefaction LNG Terminal

Cheniere Energy, Inc. (Cheniere) announced that it has entered into a financing agreement with EIG Management Company, LLC (EIG) under which investment funds managed by EIG will purchase $1.5 billion of convertible notes to fund a portion of the proposed Corpus Christi Liquefaction LNG export terminal in San Patricio and Nueces Counties, Texas.  According to the press release, the financing is scheduled to close once Cheniere reaches a positive final investment decision on the project, expected in the first half of 2015.  All financing commitments have been obtained for the...
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Local Officials and Citizens Voice Concerns with Proposed Port Ambrose LNG Import Terminal

At a public meeting held recently, local officials and citizens expressed their opposition to Liberty Natural Gas’s proposed Port Ambrose LNG import terminal located offshore of New Jersey and New York, raising environmental and terrorism concerns.  Others in attendance expressed support for the project, citing economic benefits.  Read more in the Rockaway Times...
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Venture Global Calcasieu Pass Files Monthly Status Report

Venture Global Calcasieu Pass (VGSP) filed a report with FERC covering pre-filing activities during December 13, 2014 – January 12, 2015 for its proposed LNG export terminal on the Calcasieu Ship Channel in Cameron Parish, La.  Among other items, the report states that VGCP has entered into a binding agreement for the exclusive right to lease additional land for the terminal and that the terminal completion target date remains December 2019.  The complete docket for the proposal can be found on eLibrary by searching Docket No....
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