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FERC Approves Pre-Filing Procedures for Resubmitted Jordan Cove Energy Project Proposal

FERC has issued a letter approving use of pre-filing environmental review procedures for Jordan Cove Energy Project’s proposed LNG export terminal at Coos Bay, Ore. and Pacific Connector Gas Pipeline’s proposed 233-mile long, 36-inch diameter, interconnected pipeline. In March 2016, FERC denied Pacific Connector Gas Pipeline’s application to construct the interconnected pipeline,...

Bear Head LNG Feeder Pipeline Receives Environmental Approval

On December 22, 2016, the Nova Scotia Minister of Environment approved the environmental assessment authorizing construction of Bear Paw Pipeline Corporation Inc.’s (Bear Paw) 62.5 mile pipeline to provide gas to the proposed Bear Head LNG export facility in Point Tupper, Richmond County, Nova Scotia. The Bear Paw pipeline would interconnect the Maritimes & Northeast Pipeline...

DOE Authorizes Elba Island LNG Exports to Non-FTA Nations

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has issued an order authorizing Southern LNG Company, L.L.C. to export over 20 years up to 130 Bcf/year of LNG from its LNG export terminal at Elba Island, near Savannah, Ga. to nations without a Free Trade Agreement (non-FTA nations) with the United States.  The volume authorized for export is the same as authorized for LNG exports from the Elba...

FERC Denies Rehearing of Order Approving Elba Island LNG Export Terminal

FERC has issued an order denying Sierra Club’s and others’ requests for rehearing of FERC’s June 1, 2016 order approving construction and operation of Elba Liquefaction Company, L.L.C. et al.’s proposed LNG export terminal at Elba Island, near Savannah, Ga. and feeder pipeline.  Generally, FERC denied the rehearing requests contending that FERC’s environmental review of the...

Federal Court Rejects Sierra Club Appeal of FERC Corpus Christi LNG Orders

Today, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit issued a Judgment denying Sierra Club’s appeal of FERC’s orders approving the Corpus Christi Liquefaction LNG export project in Corpus Christi, Texas.  Citing its opinion regarding the Freeport LNG terminal, the Court stated that regarding the indirect effects of natural gas exports on the environment, FERC’s National...

First Nations and Environmental Group Challenge Pacific NorthWest LNG Decision in Court

The Canadian Press reports that Canadian First Nations groups, the Gitwilgyoots Tribe and Gitanyow Hereditary Chiefs, and the SkeenaWild Conservation Trust have filed separate applications for judicial review in Federal Court of the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency’s (CEAA) decision approving Pacific NorthWest LNG’s (PNWLNG) proposed liquefaction and export terminal near...

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