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Elba Island LNG Terminal Expects Six Cargos in May

Reuters reports that the Elba Island LNG terminal is scheduled to receive six cargos in May. BG Group’s LNG carrier Methane Heather Sally is expected to deliver to the terminal an LNG cargo from Egypt on May 15.

Bill Affecting LNG Terminal Development Moves Out of Committee in Oregon State House

A bill that would affect wetland removal and fill permits for land involved in Oregon utility projects, including LNG terminals, was voted out of the Oregon House of Representatives Sustainability and Economic Development Committee and into the Rules Committee without a recommendation. Dan Serres with Columbia Riverkeeper characterized H.B. 3058 as “a sneak attack by the LNG...

U.S. Coast Guard Seeking Comments on Proposed Rule Affecting Waterfront LNG Terminals

Yesterday’s Federal Register contained a notice of proposed rulemaking published by the U.S. Coast Guard for the purpose of harmonizing its regulations with FERC’s regulation of waterfront LNG import and export terminals. The proposed rule  would make the submission of a Waterway Suitability Assessment by a project proponent mandatory under Coast Guard rules, thus...

Panamanian Official: Expanded Panama Canal Will Accommodate Most LNG Vessels

Silvia de Marucci of the Panama Canal Authority told attendees at the CWC conference in New Orleans that the expansion of the Panama Canal currently underway will allow larger vessels, including a large majority of LNG vessels in use and under construction, to use the canal. Use of the Panama Canal could have a significant impact on arbitrage opportunities between the...

Op-Ed Argues in Support of LNG Projects in Maine

An op-ed written by Glenn Poole of the Industrial Energy Consumers Group, carried by the Bangor Daily News, states that as Maine often faces high natural gas price basis differentials, the state should develop additional sources of natural gas, including LNG.

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