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DOE Grants Non-FTA Export Authority to Eagle LNG Partners Jacksonville

The U.S. Department of Energy (“DOE”) has issued an order authorizing Eagle LNG Partners Jacksonville LLC (“Eagle LNG”) to export domestically produced LNG from its proposed LNG facility at Jacksonville, Fla., to nations without a free trade agreement (non-FTA) with the United States. Eagle LNG is authorized to export 0.14 Bcf/day of natural gas (49.8 Bcf/year or 1.0 million metric tons per annum (mtpa)) of LNG over a 20-year term....
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Elba Island Begins Commercial Operation

Platts reports that the relatively small (nameplate capacity approximately 33 MMcf/day) Elba Island liquefaction and export terminal near Savannah, Ga., has begun commercial operation. According to the report, the Elba Island facility is supported by a 20-year contract with Shell, which will take 100% of the liquefaction capacity of the terminal....
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FERC Authorizes Venture Global Plaquemines LNG Terminal

FERC has issued an order authorizing Venture Global Plaquemines LNG, LLC to site, construct, and operate a new LNG export terminal and associated facilities (“Project”) along the Mississippi River in Plaquemines Parish, La., and Venture Global Gator Express, LLC to construct an interconnected pipeline. The Project, to be constructed in two phases, is designed with a total nameplate liquefaction and export capacity of approximately 20 million metric tons per annum (“MTPA”), and a total peak achievable capacity of 24 MTPA under optimal operating conditions....
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Elba Island Project Cleared for Commercial Service

Platts reports that FERC has authorized Kinder Morgan to place the first liquefaction train at its Elba Island, Ga., export terminal into commercial service, “amid consistent LNG production at the facility over the last two weeks.” The report states that no commissioning cargoes have shipped from the facility, and it remained unclear when the first commercial cargo would be ready to load....
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UK Utility Begins Purchases of Sabine Pass LNG

United Kingdom utility Centrica plc announced it has loaded its first LNG cargo from the fifth LNG train at the Sabine Pass liquefaction plant in Cameron Parish, La., under the agreement signed in 2013 with Cheniere Energy Partners, L.P. The gas was loaded onto the GasLog Ltd chartered Skagen vessel over the weekend and will be transiting the Atlantic to land in Europe in early October. Under the terms of the agreement, Centrica purchases LNG for an initial 20-year period, with the option for a 10-year extension. The agreement is on a ‘Free on Board’ (FOB) basis, giving it destination rights...
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FERC Authorizes Eagle LNG Partners Jacksonville Project

FERC has issued an order authorizing Eagle LNG Partners Jacksonville LLC to site, construct, and operate a new LNG terminal (Jacksonville Project) on the St. Johns River in Jacksonville, Fla., for the liquefaction, storage, and export of LNG. The Jacksonville Project will have three liquefaction trains, each capable of liquefying approximately 44 MMcf/day of domestically produced natural gas or a total project capacity of approximately 132 MMcf/day....
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BP Signs LNG Supply Deal with KOGAS

Reuters reports that BP has signed a 15-year LNG supply deal with South Korea’s state-run natural gas company, Korea Gas Corporation (“KOGAS”). The deal could be extended for three years at BP’s option and is estimated to be worth up to $9.61 billion if extended to 18 years. Under the deal, BP will supply 1.58 million tons of LNG per annum beginning in 2025. BP will supply the LNG either from the Freeport LNG terminal located in Texas or the proposed Venture Global LNG Calcasieu Pass terminal in Louisiana....
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