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Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. Scheduled to Speak at Rally Opposing Oregon LNG Terminals

Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., President of the Waterkeeper Alliance, is scheduled to address a rally led by the “No LNG Exports Coalition” in opposition to the proposed Jordan Cove Energy Project and Oregon LNG export terminals on May 26, 2015 at the Capitol in Salem,...
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DOE Authorizes Pieridae Energy to Export LNG to FTA Nations from Canada; Defers Non-FTA Request

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) issued an order granting Pieridae Energy (USA), LTD. (Pieridae) authority to export 292 Bcf/year of natural gas from the United States to Canada and, after liquefaction at Pieridae Energy (Canada) Ltd.’s proposed Goldboro LNG Project in Guysborough County, Nova Scotia, to nations with a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with the United States.  DOE deferred ruling on Pieridae’s request for authorization to export the imported gas as LNG to non-FTA nations.  DOE stated: In determining whether an export is to a FTA or non-FTA country, DOE/FE believes it must...
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SCT&E Signs MOU for Gas Supplies for LNG Export Terminal

SCT&E LNG announced that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with a “sizable” U.S. upstream natural gas supplier for its proposed LNG liquefaction and export terminal project on Monkey Island, Cameron Parish, La.  According to the press release, the MOU provides enough natural gas to enable SCT&E LNG to produce 4 million tons per annum of LNG, which is one third of the production capacity of the facility, and includes terms for additional...
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Article Provides Update on ExxonMobil Canada and Imperial Oil Resources LNG Terminal Project

An article in The Northern View provides an update on the proposed WCC LNG Project Ltd. export terminal project, sponsored by ExxonMobil Canada Ltd. and Imperial Oil Resources Limited, at Tuck Inlet, Prince Rupert, British Columbia.  According to the report, starting in June, WCC LNG will hold working group meetings with First Nations stakeholders as part of the project’s environmental assessment...
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Dominion Cove Point LNG Files Monthly Progress Report

Dominion Cove Point LNG filed a monthly status and progress report with FERC covering construction activities through April 2015 at its LNG export terminal in Lusby, Md.  The report states that engineering is 82% complete, procurement is 75% complete, and construction is 3.5% complete.  
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Freeport LNG Requests Initiation of Pre-Filing Procedures for Fourth Liquefaction Train

Freeport LNG Development, L.P. has filed a request with FERC for initiation of the pre-filing environmental review process for the construction of a fourth gas liquefaction train, with a production capacity of approximately 5.1 million tonnes per annum, at the Freeport LNG Liquefaction Project and LNG export terminal currently under construction on Quintana Island,...
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Bill Passes U.S. House which Promotes Use of U.S. Flag Vessels for LNG Transport

The U.S. House of Representatives has passed the Coast Guard Authorization Act of 2015 (H.R. 1987), which, according to the bill’s co-author Rep. John Garamendi (D-CA), among other things, “direct[s] the Secretary of Transportation to develop guidelines to promote the use of U.S. flag ships and U.S. mariners in the imminent export of Liquefied Natural Gas.  Read more in the press...
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