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Mexican Energy Ministry Expects LNG Imports to Outpace Pipeline Imports of U.S. Natural Gas

The Mexican Energy Ministry released a report this week predicting that LNG imports to Mexico will grow rapidly and eclipse natural imports from the United States via pipeline. The report predicts that LNG imports to Mexico will total 2 Bcf/d in 2017. Read more in the Wall Street Journal.

FERC Staff Concludes AES Sparrows Point LNG Project Conforms with Maryland’s Air Quality Regulations

FERC’s staff issued a Final General Conformity Determination concluding that the planned construction and operations of the AES Sparrows Point LNG project conforms to the regulations in Maryland’s implementation plan for the air standards mandated by the federal Clean Air Act. The determination is available in the FERC eLibrary under Docket No. CP07-62.

European LNG Headlines

Total Has UK LNG Import Buying Options (New York Times) Italy’s Adriatic LNG Approves Six Qatari Ships for Offloading (Platts LNG Daily)

Calais LNG Files Application with FERC

This month Calais LNG reportedly filed an application to construct and operate an LNG import terminal near Calais, Maine. Although the application for the LNG terminal is not yet available from FERC, an application to construct and operate the natural gas pipeline associated with the Calais LNG project is available in the eLibrary under Docket No. CP10-31. Platts LNG Daily...

NATS: Three Q-Class LNG Vessels Steaming Towards North American Destinations

NATS [subscription required] reported last week that three Q-class LNG vessels are expected to arrive at North American destinations in the next few weeks. The Q-max class vessel Umm Slal is expected to arrive at the Sabine Pass LNG facility around December 31, 2009. A Q-flex class vessel, the Al Ghariya, is steaming towards the Canaport LNG import terminal with an expected arrival of...

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