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First Circuit Affirms Lower Court’s Decision Presuming State Concurrence Under CZMA for Weaver’s Cove LNG Project

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit has affirmed a previous decision by a federal district court that interpreted the Coastal Zone Management Act (CZMA) to resolve a dispute between the Weaver’s Cove LNG import project and the Rhode Island Coastal Management Council (RICMC). To date, RICMC had not acted on the application to dredge in state waters submitted by...

Consultant: Increased LNG Imports Could Limit U.S. Natural Gas Price Increases

Steven Johnson, president of energy consulting firm Waterborne Energy Inc., told the Wall Street Journal that the expected increase of LNG deliveries to U.S. import terminals in the coming months will create downward pressure on U.S. natural gas prices. The piece notes that, although colder winter weather usually depletes natural gas inventories, the availability of moderately priced...

No Action Taken by Port Authority on Extension of Jordan Cove LNG Site Agreement

KCBY News reports that no action was taken by the Port of Coos Bay at a meeting last Thursday afternoon on extending an agreement that gives Jordan Cove LNG the option to purchase the site for its planned LNG terminal.

Mass. Attorney General, Fall River Reply to Weaver’s Cove LNG Filing

Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley and the City of Fall River, Mass., have filed a reply to a recent Weaver’s Cove Energy filing. The two parties from Massachusetts contend that FERC’s recent determination that Weaver’s Cove Energy has control over a parcel of land known as the “wedge lot” provides additional support for rehearing in this...

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Qatargas Announces Launch of South Hook Gas (Energy Central Professional) [subscription required]

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