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Commonwealth LNG Files FERC Application

Commonwealth LNG has filed an application with FERC for authorization to construct and operate a liquefaction and LNG export terminal consisting of six liquefaction trains, each with a design production capacity of approximately 65.1 Bcf/year (equivalent to 1.4 million metric tonnes per annum (“MTPA”)); six LNG storage tanks; one marine loading berth; and a 3.04-mile long, 30-inch diameter pipeline, among other facilities. Under optimal operating conditions the facility will have a peak capacity of up to 441.4 Bcf/year (equivalent to approximately 9.5 MTPA of LNG). The facility will be...
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Cameron LNG Train 1 Begins Commercial Operation

McDermott International, Inc. has announced the beginning of commercial operation of liquefaction Train 1 at Cameron LNG’s facility at Hackberry, La. The terminal is jointly owned by Sempra LNG, LLC, Total, Mitsui & Co., Ltd. and Japan LNG Investment, LLC.  
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Venture Global LNG Announces FID and Financial Close for Calcasieu Pass LNG

Venture Global LNG, Inc. announced the final investment decision (FID) and closing of the project financing for the company’s Calcasieu Pass LNG facility and associated TransCameron pipeline in Cameron Parish, La. According to the press release, “[t]he proceeds of the debt and equity financing fully fund the balance of the construction and commissioning of Calcasieu Pass. Full site construction has been underway since February 2019, and the project is expected to reach its Commercial Operations Date … in 2022.”...
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Freeport Begins LNG Production

Platts reports that Freeport LNG has begun LNG production from Train 1 at its facility on Quintana Island, Texas, becoming the sixth major US liquefaction facility to produce LNG. According to a Freeport LNG spokeswoman, the first Train 1 cargo loading is expected later this month and Train 1 remains on schedule for a September start of commercial...
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DOE Publishes LNG Export Data through June 2019

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has published data on exports of U.S. domestically-produced LNG through June 2019. Key takeaways highlighted by EIA are as follows: Top five countries of destination, representing 59.5% of total U.S. LNG exports in June 2019 • South Korea (20.4 Bcf), Chile (19.0 Bcf), Mexico (17.0 Bcf), Japan (14.6 Bcf), and Spain (13.5 Bcf) 141.8 Bcf of exports in June 2019 • 2.1% decrease over May 2019 • 93.0% more than June 2018 47 cargos shipped in June 2019 • Sabine Pass (31), Corpus Christi (8), Cove Point (7), Cameron (1) • 46 cargos in May 2019 • 23 cargos in June...
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BP Publishes LNG Master Sales and Purchase Contract Templates

Reuters reports that BP has published its master sales and purchase contract templates for its LNG trading business which it hopes will “contribute to the broader discussion around standardization and liquidity for LNG transactions.”...
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Freeport LNG Authorized to Export Commissioning Cargoes

FERC has issued a letter order authorizing Freeport LNG to export by vessels the volumes of produced LNG related to commissioning activities for the Freeport Liquefaction Project on Quintana Island, Texas.  
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