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Cove Point LNG Authorized to Begin Additional Commissioning Activities; Exports Expected to Begin in Q4

FERC has issued an order authorizing Dominion Energy Cove Point LNG, LP to introduce hazardous fluids and perform related commissioning activities at its liquefaction and LNG import/export terminal at Lusby, Md.  The order does not grant approval for commencement of service from the facility, which will be authorized separately “following a determination that the facilities have been constructed in accordance with the Commission Order and applicable standards, can be expected to operate safely as designed, and that the rehabilitation and restoration of the areas affected by the project are...
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FERC Authorizes Sabine Pass LNG Train 4 Exports

FERC has issued a letter authorizing Cheniere Energy affiliate Sabine Pass LNG to commence liquefaction and export activities from Train 4 at its facility in Cameron Parish, La.  
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FERC Approves Delfin LNG Feeder Pipelines

FERC issued an order today approving Delfin LNG’s application to reactivate and construct facilities on its onshore pipeline in Cameron Parish, La. that would enable Delfin LNG to transport gas to its proposed deepwater port LNG export terminal, to be located 40 miles offshore of Louisiana. The order also authorizes High Island Offshore System to abandon from Natural Gas Act service certain offshore pipeline facilities which will be utilized by Delfin LNG....
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Jordan Cove Energy Project Files Second Application for LNG Terminal

Jordan Cove Energy Project (“Jordan Cove”), wholly-owned by Canadian corporation Veresen Inc., has filed an application with FERC for authorization to construct and operate a natural gas liquefaction and LNG export terminal located on the bay side of the North Spit of Coos Bay, Ore.  The terminal is designed to receive a maximum of 1,200,000 Dth/day of natural gas and produce a maximum of 7.8 million metric tons per annum (“mtpa”) of LNG for export to Asian markets, particularly Japan.  Pacific Connector Gas Pipeline, LP (“Pacific Connector”) concurrently filed an application with FERC for...
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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 Jacksonville, Fla.  After loading, the ISO containers will be transported by truck and loaded onto container ships or roll-on/roll-off oceangoing carriers for export at the nearby Port of Jacksonville or other...
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DOE Releases LNG Export Data through July 2017

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has released data on U.S. LNG imports and exports for the period February 2016 through July 2017. The top five recipients of exported LNG from the United States, and the percentages of the total amount of LNG exported for the period, are Mexico (23.3%), South Korea (8.8%), China (8.8%), Chile (8.7%) and Japan (7.2%).  
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Netherlands to Receive Second Sabine Pass LNG Cargo

Reuters reports that a second cargo of LNG loading at Cheniere Energy’s Sabine Pass LNG terminal in Cameron Parish, La. is expected to arrive in the Netherlands in early October.  The first shipment of LNG to the Netherlands from the Sabine Pass terminal arrived on June 8 of this year.    
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