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U.S. BIA Cancels Tribe’s Deal with Quoddy Bay LNG

This week the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) cancelled Quoddy Bay LNG’s contract with the Passamaquoddy Tribe to use a portion of the tribe’s land to construct an LNG import terminal. Quoddy Bay LNG President Don Smith told the Bangor Daily News that he intends to request that the BIA reconsider its decision.

Jamaica May Announce Selection to Construct LNG Terminal in May

Officials from the Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica told the Jamaica Observer that the government is close to concluding an agreement with one of the two short-listed bidders to build an LNG import facility in the country. The officials also suggest that announcement of the selected project developer could take place as early as May.

FERC Nominees Questioned Regarding States’ Role in Siting LNG Terminals

Under questioning from Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) of the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, two FERC nominees offered their reactions to the suggestion that state authorities ought to have a greater role in LNG terminal siting decisions. Commission nominee Cheryl LaFleur said that she believes states could “usefully play a bigger role” in the LNG siting...

D.C. Circuit Holds FERC Adequately Addressed WGL’s Concerns with Cove Point LNG Terminal Expansion

Yesterday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit determined that FERC adequately addressed Washington Gas Light Company’s (WGL) concerns regarding the  safety of its distribution system in light of the Cove Point LNG terminal expansion. The appeals court concluded that FERC had complied with the court’s previous order by limiting the amount of...

Analyst: Market Forces May Encourage United States to Export LNG to China

Han Pin Hsi, an analyst with Standard Chartered Plc, said this week that economic considerations may encourage the United States to export some of its natural gas production to China. Hsi’s report emphasizes the current price spread between Chinese LNG imports and the Henry Hub price in the United States. Read more in Business Week.

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