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B.C. Passes Legislation Allowing LNG Project Agreements

Yesterday, the British Columbia (B.C.) legislature passed Bill 30, the Liquefied Natural Gas Project Agreements Act, which provides legislative authority for the B.C. government to enter into LNG project agreements.  The act has also received Royal Assent.  Bill 30 allows for the ratification of B.C.’s first LNG project agreement with Pacific NorthWest LNG (PNWLNG) for the...

B.C. Government Releases Details of Pacific NorthWest LNG Deal

CBC News reports that British Columbia (B.C.) Finance Minister Mike de Jong has released details of the province’s $36-billion deal with Petronas-led Pacific NorthWest LNG (PNWLNG) to encourage construction of a liquefaction and LNG export terminal near Prince Rupert.  According to the CBC News article, B.C. has agreed, for a period of 25 years, “to compensate [PNWLNG] if taxes on...

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...

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...

B.C. Government Announces Agreement for Petronas LNG Terminal

The Globe and Mail reports that the British Columbia government has signed a project development agreement with Pacific NorthWest LNG (PNW LNG), a joint venture led by Malaysian state oil company Petronas.  The agreement provides the steps needed for development of the PNW LNG export terminal on Lelu Island, near Prince Rupert, B.C.  According to the report, the agreement is subject...

Oregon Land Use Board of Appeals Affirms County Denial of Permit for Oregon LNG Feeder Pipeline

The Oregonian reports that Oregon’s Land Use Board of Appeals has upheld Clatsop County’s decision to deny a land use permit for a proposed pipeline that would serve Oregon LNG’s proposed bidirectional LNG terminal at Warrenton, Ore.  Peter Hansen, chief executive of Oregon LNG, downplayed the ruling, calling it a “purely political decision” since FERC has exclusive...

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