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U.S. Supreme Court Considers Hearing Case Involving Sparrows Point LNG Project

Legal News Line reports that the U.S. Supreme Court was scheduled yesterday to consider whether to hear the appeal of a 4th Circuit decision that struck down a number of zoning ordinances prohibiting the siting of an LNG terminal in the County’s Chesapeake Bay Critical Area, specifically the proposed Sparrows Point LNG import terminal.

NATS: U.S. LNG Imports for September Down Dramatically from One Year Ago

NATS [subscription required] reports that U.S. LNG import terminals sent out 29.7 Bcf of natural gas during the month of September, a decrease of almost 15 Bcf from the same month last year. NATS also notes that U.S. LNG imports through the first nine months of 2008 have totaled 266.6 Bcf, a substantial decline from the 652.1 Bcf imported into the United States during the first nine...

Grand Bahama Chamber of Commerce President Argues in Favor of a Freeport LNG Project

Gregory Moss, president of the Grand Bahama Chamber of Commerce, argues in the Freeport News (Bahamas) that an LNG project near the city of Freeport could benefit the whole of the Bahamas and is a better location for the project than the Ocean Cay site proposed by AES.

Energia Costa Azul Terminal Expected to Reach Full Capacity in Q2 2009

Lloyd’s List [subscription required] reports that Sempra Energy expects its Energia Costa Azul LNG terminal to reach full capacity in the second quarter of 2009 when the Tangguh LNG liquefaction project in Indonesia comes online.

D.C. Circuit Denies Requests for Rehearing in Cove Point Terminal Expansion Proceeding

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia announced yesterday that it has denied the requests for rehearing of Washington Gas Light, Dominion Cove Point LNG, and Dominion Transmission on the gas quality issues in the Cove Point LNG Expansion proceeding. The Court also denied Dominion’s motion to stay issuance of the mandate filed on September 2, 2008.  The filing is...

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