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Delfin LNG Requests 3.5 Year Extension to Construct Facilities

Delfin LNG LLC (“Delfin LNG”) has filed a request with FERC for a three year and six month extension of time to construct, operate and maintain onshore metering, compression, and piping facilities located in Cameron Parish, La. (“onshore facilities”). The onshore facilities will exclusively transport and deliver natural gas to Delfin LNG’s proposed deepwater port in federal waters offshore Louisiana (“offshore facilities”). The request states that “[d]ue to the detailed nature of the engineering design of the offshore facilities … and the complexity of developing the necessary commercial...
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CCL Granted Extension to December 2021 to Place Train 3 Into Service

FERC has issued a letter order granting Corpus Christi Liquefaction’s (CCL) request for a two-year extension, to December 30, 2021, to place liquefaction Train 3, LNG Storage Tank B, and the East Jetty into service at CCL’s liquefaction and export terminal facility at Corpus Christi, Texas....
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Sempra PALNG Requests Initiation of FERC Pre-Filing Process for Port Arthur Expansion

Sempra PALNG has filed a request with FERC to initiate the pre-filing environmental review process for Sempra PALNG’s proposal to add two liquefaction trains (Trains 3 and 4) to its Port Arthur LNG liquefaction and export terminal currently under development in Jefferson County, Texas. The addition of Trains 3 and 4 would double the terminal’s LNG production capacity from 13.5 million metric tons per annum (mtpa) to 27 mtpa....
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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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