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U.S. Coast Guard Issues Letter of Recommendation for Weaver’s Cove LNG

Yesterday the U.S. Coast Guard issued a Letter of Recommendation (LOR) on the suitability of Narragansett Bay and Mt. Hope Bay for LNG vessel traffic associated with the planned Weaver’s Cove LNG import terminal. The LOR states that the relevant portions of the waterways may be considered “suitable for the type and frequency of LNG marine traffic associated with [the]...

BG CEO Discusses Suitability of Floating LNG Technology for Trinidad, Brazil

Business News Americas [subscription required] reports that BG CEO Frank Chapman suggested that floating LNG technology may be useful in countries such as Trinidad and Brazil. In his presentation of BG’s second quarter results, Chapman said, “Floating LNG has a role to play for isolated, remote and perhaps smaller [natural gas] accumulations which otherwise would go...

FERC Authorizes Commencement of Services at Cameron LNG

Yesterday FERC granted Cameron LNG, LLC’s request to commence services at its LNG import terminal in Cameron Parish, Louisiana. The authorization is available in the FERC eLibrary under Docket No. CP02-378.

European LNG Headlines

Waterborne Predicts European LNG Imports to Hit Record Levels in July and August (Business Wire) Long Maintenance to Cut Capacity at Italy’s Panigaglia Terminal Starting October 1 (Platts LNG Daily) [Subscription required] 

Technical Conference Requested by Trunkline LNG Over Cost and Revenue Study

Trunkline LNG yesterday filed a request with FERC suggesting to convene a technical conference to explore all issues related to the objection by BG LNG Services, the sole user of Trunkline LNG terminal, to the cost and revenue study submitted by Trunkline LNG to FERC. The request is available in the FERC eLibrary under Docket No. RP09-816.

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