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DOE Approves Eagle Maxville LNG Exports

Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) issued an order authorizing Eagle LNG Partners Jacksonville II LLC (Eagle Maxville) to export over 20 years up to 2.8 Bcf/year (0.01 Bcf/day) of LNG to nations with and without a Free Trade Agreement with the United States.  Eagle Maxville is authorized to export domestically produced LNG in ISO containers loaded at its Maxville Facility in...

CNOOC Unit Cancels Proposed B.C. LNG Terminal

The Globe and Mail reports that Nexen Energy, partially owned by Chinese energy company CNOOC Ltd., has cancelled its proposed Aurora LNG export terminal project on Digby Island, British Columbia (B.C.) due to low LNG prices in Asian markets. The other owners of Aurora LNG are Japanese companies Inpex Corp., JGC Corp. and JOGMEC.  According to the article, of the more than 20 LNG...

FERC Authorizes Dominion Cove Point Commissioning Activities

FERC has issued a letter authorizing Dominion Energy Cove Point LNG, LP (Dominion) to perform certain commissioning activities at its LNG export project at Lusby, Md. Dominion is authorized “to introduce hazardous fluids and perform related commissioning activities for the following: feed gas to the pretreatment and liquefaction areas and equipment related to ship loading, including...

FERC Terminates Pre-Filing Process for G2 LNG Export Project

FERC Staff has sent a letter to counsel for G2 LNG, LLC (“G2 LNG”) stating that it was terminating the pre-filing environmental review process for G2 LNG’s proposed liquefaction and LNG export terminal on the west bank of the Calcasieu River in Cameron Parish, La. The letter states, among other things, that G2 LNG has not filed the draft resource reports “needed for staff to continue...

FERC Approves Pre-Filing Process for Port Fourchon LNG Project

FERC has issued a letter approving Fourchon LNG LLC’s (Fourchon) request to begin the pre-filing environmental review process for its proposed Port Fourchon LNG export terminal project on Belle Pass in Lafourche Parish, La.  Fourchon plans to develop the terminal in two phases, with the first phase having a liquefaction capacity of two million metric tons of LNG per annum (MTPA), and...

Court Affirms Freeport LNG Export Authority

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit has denied Sierra Club’s challenge to U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) orders approving LNG exports by Freeport LNG Expansion LP. According to the Law360 article, the court rejected Sierra Club’s argument that DOE did not tailor “its review of the indirect environmental effects of export-induced natural gas production — in particular, how...

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