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FERC Releases Draft EIS for Venture Global Plaquemines LNG and Gator Express Pipeline Project

FERC Staff has released a draft environmental impact statement (EIS) for the Plaquemines LNG and Gator Express Pipeline Project proposed by Venture Global Plaquemines LNG, LLC and Venture Global Gator Express, LLC (collectively called Venture Global). Venture Global requests authorization to construct and operate a new LNG export terminal and associated facilities along the west bank of the Mississippi River in Plaquemines Parish, La., and two new interconnected pipelines. The new liquefaction facilities would have a design production capacity of 20 million metric tons of LNG per year. In...
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EPC Contract Signed for Sabine Pass Train 6

Cheniere Energy, Inc. announced that its affiliate Sabine Pass Liquefaction, LLC (“SPL”) has entered into an Engineering, Procurement, and Construction (“EPC”) contract with Bechtel Oil, Gas and Chemicals, Inc. (“Bechtel”) for Train 6 at the Sabine Pass LNG liquefaction and terminal in Cameron Parish, La. SPL also issued limited notice to proceed to Bechtel to commence early engineering, procurement, and site...
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Cheniere Energy Signs LNG SPA with Polish Gas Company

Cheniere Energy, Inc. has announced that, as of this month, it has “entered into a 24-year LNG Sale and Purchase Agreement (“SPA”) with Polish state-owned oil and gas company Polskie Gornictwo Naftowe i Gazownictwo S.A. . . . for the sale of approximately 1.45 million tonnes per annum of LNG on a delivered ex-ship basis. Deliveries will commence in 2019, with the full annual quantity commencing in 2023. The purchase price for LNG is indexed to the monthly Henry Hub price, plus a fee.”...
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Toshiba to Exit U.S. LNG business

Reuters reports that Toshiba Corp will sell its Toshiba America LNG Corp unit to ENN Ecological, a unit of ENN Group, for $15 million. According to the report, “Toshiba will then make a one-off payment of $821 million to ENN to pass on its roughly $7 billion commitment, starting in 2020, to purchase 2.2 million tonnes per year of LNG over 20 years” from the Freeport LNG liquefaction and export terminal under construction on Quintana Island near Freeport,...
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Sempra Energy Signs MOU with Total S.A. for LNG Terminal Development

Sempra Energy and Total S.A. (Total) have announced that they have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that provides the framework for cooperation in the continued development of the Cameron LNG liquefaction and export project under construction in Cameron Parish, La., and the development of the Energía Costa Azul (ECA) liquefaction-export project in Baja California, Mexico. According to the press release, the MOU contemplates Total potentially contracting for approximately up to 9 million tonnes per annum of LNG offtake across Cameron LNG Phase 2 and ECA LNG. Total, which...
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Sempra Units Sign HOAs for Mexican LNG Supplies

Sempra Energy has announced that its subsidiaries Infraestructura Energetica Nova S.A.B. de C.V. (IEnova) and Sempra LNG & Midstream have signed three Heads of Agreements (HOAs) with affiliates of Total S.A., Mitsui & Co., Ltd. and Tokyo Gas Co., Ltd. for the full export capacity of Phase 1 of the proposed Energia Costa Azul (ECA) liquefaction and LNG export project located in Baja California, Mexico. ECA LNG Phase 1 is a single-train liquefaction facility to be located adjacent to the existing LNG receipt terminal and is expected to produce approximately 2.4 million tonnes per annum...
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Pieridae Energy’s Goldboro LNG Project Approved

CBC News reports that the Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board has approved the construction of Pieridae Energy’s proposed Goldboro LNG liquefaction and export terminal in Guysborough County. Pieridae Energy has already received environmental approval for the project and a final investment decision on the project is expected by June, according to Mark Brown, vice-president of business development for Pieridae...
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