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FERC Planning On-Site Inspection of Lake Charles LNG Facility

FERC is planning an on-site inspection of the Lake Charles LNG import facility on March 23-24, 2010. This inspection will serve as the Commission’s annual post-certification review of the facility. FERC’s notice of the inspection and request for information from Trunkline LNG is available in the Commission’s eLibrary under Docket No. CP74-138.

FERC Chairman Says Carbon Emissions from Upstream Production and LNG Transport Should Be Accounted for in Environmental Review

Speaking at an event in Portland, Ore., FERC Chairman Jon Wellinghoff said that he believes life cycle greenhouse gas emissions of LNG, including GHG emissions from production and transport via vessel, should be included in the environmental review of LNG regasification terminals proposed in the United States. Chairman Wellinghoff also noted that FERC does not have...

European LNG Headlines

Total Silent Over Dunkirk LNG Terminal Talk (Lloyd’s List) [Subscription required] LNG Helps Reduce UK Winter Gas Prices: Traders (Platts LNG Daily) [Subscription required]

AGA Chairman: U.S. Not Likely to Become a Major LNG Exporter

Robert Skaggs, the chairman of the American Gas Association, told a gathering sponsored by the New York Society of Security Analysts yesterday that he does not expect LNG exports from the United States to increase dramatically in the coming years. Skaggs expects natural gas produced in the major U.S. shale plays to find markets in North America. Platts LNG Daily provides further...

Rhode Island Environmental Agency Continues Opposition to Weaver’s Cove LNG

The Providence Journal reports that the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is continuing its opposition to the planned Weaver’s Cove LNG import facility. The DEM has denied two applications submitted by Weaver’s Cove and is defending both denials in state and federal court.

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