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Court Remands BP Energy Appeal of Dominion Cove Point LNG Capacity Allocation

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit has issued an opinion remanding to FERC for further explanation how FERC’s orders, which permitted Statoil Natural Gas, but not BP Energy, to turn back certain capacity held on Dominion Cove Point LNG’s system, were not unduly discriminatory as to BP Energy under the Natural Gas Act.  ...

Court Backs FERC on Dominion Cove Point LNG Terminal

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit has issued an opinion rejecting EarthReports’, Sierra Club’s and the Chesapeake Climate Action Network’s joint appeal of FERC’s orders, which authorized construction and operation of the Dominion Cove Point LNG export terminal at Lusby, Md.  According to Law360, the Petitioners, among other things, “claimed that FERC flouted the National...

Oregon LNG Refiles Land Dispute Case Against the Army Corps of Engineers

The Daily Astorian reports that Oregon LNG has refiled a lawsuit in U.S. District Court which claims that the Army Corps of Engineers has abandoned its easement rights to land on which Oregon LNG wants to build its LNG export terminal in Warrenton, Ore.  According to the press release, the suit was refiled to permit Oregon LNG to “maintain its legal options” and is “responsive to the...

FERC Defends Rejection of Claims of Induced Gas Production in Reviewing LNG Export Terminal Application

Law360 reports that in the court appeal of FERC’s orders approving the Corpus Christi LNG export terminal, FERC stands by its policy that, in its environmental review of Corpus Christi LNG’s export project application, FERC was not required to consider the environmental effects of potential increased gas production caused by the project.  Sierra Club and other environmental groups have...

Petronas’s Pacific Northwest LNG Project “Shovel Ready” Once it Receives Permits

The Globe and Mail reports that the president of Pacific Northwest LNG, majority backed by Malaysian state oil company Petronas, has stated that despite a native group’s legal challenge of the project’s proposed site, his company is “shovel ready, and ready to move ahead as soon as we’ve got the final federal government approvals and final permits” for its proposed LNG export terminal,...

Oregon Congresspersons Ask FERC How It Handles Land Rights Issues for Oregon LNG Project

Citing the recent federal court ruling regarding Oregon LNG’s rights to the land necessary to construct its proposed LNG export terminal in Warrenton, Ore., Oregon Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley and Representative Suzanne Bonamici have sent a letter to FERC asking how it “handles situations where the project under review does not or may not have the ability to construct a facility...

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