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Louisiana Supreme Court Declines to Consider Port’s Appeal of Lease for LNG Terminal Site

Earlier this month, the Louisiana Supreme Court declined to consider West Cameron Port’s appeal of the Port of Lake Charles’ lease to Sempra LNG for the construction of the Cameron LNG facility. According to WXVT.com, the Third Circuit Court of Appeal ruled 3-2 that the Port of Lake Charles had authority to lease part of its property to Sempra LNG.

City Officials Seek Additional Safety Information Regarding Elba Island LNG Trucking Proposal

Officials with the City of Savannah have requested that Southern LNG describe in detail hazard zones surrounding the delivery routes contemplated in connection with the company’s plan to distribute LNG via truck from the Elba Island LNG terminal throughout the U.S. Southeast. According to the Savannah Morning News, Southern LNG has not offered this information to date and has...

Cheniere and Gas Natural Fenosa Sign MOU for LNG Processing at Sabine Pass Facility

Yesterday Cheniere Energy Partners, L.P. and Gas Natural Fenosa announced that they have agreed to a non-binding Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that would grant Gas Natural Fenosa 1.5 Mtpa of bi-directional LNG processing capacity at the Sabine Pass LNG facility. The agreement is contingent upon a number of conditions precedent, including Cheniere securing the necessary regulatory...

Weaver’s Cove Energy Responds to Senators’ Efforts to Block LNG Project Approval

The CEO of Weaver’s Cove Energy, Gordon Shearer, has submitted a letter to the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development encouraging lawmakers to allow the federal permitting process for the proposed Weaver’s Cove LNG terminal to continue. Earlier this month, the U.S. Senators from Massachusetts and Rhode Island asked their colleagues on the...

Moody’s Downgrades Sabine Pass LNG

Last week Moody’s Investors Service downgraded its rating of certain debt instruments issued by Sabine Pass LNG to B3 and, according to Platts LNG Daily [subscription required], placed the company under further review for future ratings adjustments.

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