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FERC Grants Golden Pass LNG 7-Year Extension to Complete Construction

FERC has issued an order granting Golden Pass LNG Terminal LLC (“Golden Pass”) an extension of time, from December 21, 2019 to November 30, 2026, to complete the construction of its proposed liquefaction and LNG export terminal in Jefferson County, Texas, and make it available for service. In its extension request, Golden Pass stated that “due to delays in obtaining the necessary authorizations both from the Commission as well as the DOE [Office of Fossil Energy], and the resulting uncertainty,” additional time was needed “to enable Golden Pass LNG to enter into the necessary commercial...
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First LNG Export Cargo Loaded at Elba Island

Platts reports that the first LNG export cargo has been loaded at Kinder Morgan’s Elba Island liquefaction and LNG export facility near Savannah, Ga., and may be headed for South Asia with its cargo.
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Chevron to Reduce Funding for Proposed Kitimat LNG Terminal

Chevron announced that “[a]s a result of Chevron’s disciplined approach to capital allocation and a downward revision in its longer-term commodity price outlook, the company will reduce funding to various gas-related opportunities including Appalachia shale, Kitimat LNG, and other international projects. Chevron is evaluating its strategic alternatives for these assets, including divestment.” The Kitimat LNG liquefaction and LNG export terminal is proposed to be constructed at Kitimat, British Columbia, by Chevron Canada and Australian Woodside Petroleum Ltd. Read more in the CBC News...
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NEB Grants Chevron Canada 40-year LNG Export License

BNN Bloomberg reports that the Canadian National Energy Board (NEB) has approved Chevron Canada’s application for a 40-year license to export LNG from its proposed liquefaction and LNG export terminal at Kitimat, British Columbia. The license was granted despite environmental opposition. According to the report, the Kitimat LNG project “is designed to be the world’s first all-electric LNG plant powered by renewable hydroelectricity. The project is in its pre-front-end engineering design (pre-FEED) phase and has not yet been given the go-ahead.”...
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FERC Chairman Meets with Polish Counterpart to Discuss LNG

Last week, FERC Chairman Neil Chatterjee met with Rafał Gawin, President of the Polish Energy Regulatory Office, to discuss, among other things, development of the LNG sector in the United States and Europe.  
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FERC Approves Four LNG Export Projects

FERC has issued orders authorizing the construction and operation of three gas liquefaction and LNG export projects to be located along the Brownsville Ship Channel in Brownsville, Texas, and a fourth project that would expand a currently operating facility near Corpus Christi, Texas.  FERC approved, with conditions, three Brownsville Ship Channel projects, proposed by Texas LNG Brownsville, LLC; Rio Grande LNG, LLC and Rio Bravo Pipeline Company; and Annova LNG Common Infrastructure, LLC and three of its affiliates. Texas LNG Brownsville is authorized to build and operate facilities to...
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Gunvor Signs LNG Marketing & Gas Supply Agreement with Commonwealth LNG

Gunvor Group Ltd. (Gunvor) and Commonwealth LNG announced that they have entered into a Strategic LNG Marketing & Gas Supply Agreement in relation to Commonwealth LNG’s proposed liquefaction and LNG export project in Cameron Parish, La. According to the press release, under the agreement, Gunvor will support Commonwealth in securing binding LNG offtake and gas supply agreements for the full capacity of the facility. In addition, Gunvor will commit to take up to 3 million tonnes per annum of LNG offtake from the facility. Commonwealth LNG expects to make a final investment decision on the...
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