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CCL Requests Extension of Time to Place Train 3, LNG Storage Tank B, and East Jetty in Service

Corpus Christi Liquefaction (CCL) has filed a request with FERC for a two year extension of time, to December 30, 2021, to place liquefaction Train 3, LNG Storage Tank B, and the East Jetty in service. The request states that liquefaction Train 2 is projected to be in service prior to December 30, 2019, five years from the date of FERC’s order authorizing construction and operation of CCL’s liquefaction and export terminal facility at Corpus Christi, Texas....
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Polish Company Signs Agreement for Venture Global LNG Supplies

Reuters reports that Polish Oil and Gas Company (PGNiG) has signed an agreement Venture Global LNG to buy 1.5 million metric tons of LNG/year from Venture Global’s proposed Plaquemines terminal located south of New Orleans, La. The agreement builds on PGNiG’s existing commitment to buy 1.0 million metric tons of LNG/year from the Plaquemines terminal. LNG shipments are expected to begin in...
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Start-up of Elba Island Terminal Delayed

Platts reports that Kinder Morgan spokeswoman Katherine Hill said “startup of Elba has been delayed due to additional common commissioning issues that are systematically being addressed on the first of the 10 liquefaction units.” The Elba Island liquefaction and LNG export terminal, located near Savannah, Ga., is utilizing Shell’s Movable Modular Liquefaction System, and the “10 units being installed at Elba mark the first time this specific technology is being deployed in the US.” LNG production was expected to begin by the end of April and the in-service date had been...
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Cheniere Makes Positive FID for Sabine Pass Train 6

Cheniere Energy Partners, L.P. (Cheniere Partners) announced that the Board of Directors of its general partner has made a positive final investment decision (FID) with respect to Train 6 of the Sabine Pass Liquefaction Project (SPL Project) in Cameron Parish, La., and Cheniere Partners has issued full notice to proceed with construction to Bechtel Oil, Gas and Chemicals, Inc. (Bechtel).  The press release states that “[t]o fund a portion of the construction of Train 6 and a third LNG berth and required supporting infrastructure at the SPL Project, Cheniere Partners has entered into...
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Cheniere Unit Corpus Christi Stage III and Apache Sign Long-Term Gas Supply Agreement Indexed to Global LNG Prices

Cheniere Energy (Cheniere) announced that its subsidiary, Cheniere Corpus Christi Liquefaction Stage III, LLC (Corpus Christi Stage III), has entered into a long-term gas supply agreement (GSA) with Apache Corporation (Apache) under which Apache has agreed to sell 140,000 MMBtu/day of natural gas to Corpus Christi Stage III for a term of approximately 15 years. According to the press release, the “LNG associated with this gas supply, approximately 0.85 million tonnes per annum (mtpa), will be marketed by Cheniere. Apache will receive an LNG price, net of a fixed liquefaction fee and certain...
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Total to Acquire Toshiba LNG portfolio

Total announced that it has signed an agreement with Toshiba to acquire its portfolio of LNG, including a 20-year tolling agreement for 2.2 million tonnes per annum of LNG from Freeport LNG train 3 in Texas and the corresponding gas transportation agreements on the pipelines feeding the terminal. The press release states that “[u]nder the transaction, Total will acquire all the shares of Toshiba America LNG corporation for a consideration of 15 million USD to be paid by Total to Toshiba and will be assigned all contracts related to their LNG business by Toshiba Energy Systems and Solutions...
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Cameron LNG Sends Out First Commissioning Cargo; Receives Extension of Time to Complete Facilities

Today, Cameron LNG announced that the first commissioning cargo shipment of LNG departed from its Hackberry, La., liquefaction and export facility. Commercial operations will follow completion of performance testing and receipt of FERC authorization to commence service. Cameron LNG is jointly owned by affiliates of Sempra LNG, Total, Mitsui & Co., Ltd. and Japan LNG Investment, LLC, a company jointly owned by Mitsubishi Corporation and Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK). Separately, FERC issued a letter granting Cameron LNG an extension of time until September 19, 2020 to complete...
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