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Dominion CEO: DOE Should Approve Non-FTA LNG Export Application This Year

Dominion Energy CEO Thomas Farrell told industry analysts last week that he expects the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to approve the company’s application to export natural gas as LNG to countries with which the United States does not have a free trade agreement in place. According to Platts LNG Daily [subscription required], Farrell noted the significant natural gas supplies...

Cheniere, KOGAS Sign LNG Sale and Purchase Agreement

This morning, Cheniere Energy and Korea Gas Corporation (KOGAS) announced that they have entered into an LNG Sale and Purchase Agreement (SPA). Under the terms of the SPA, KOGAS will purchase 3.5 million tonnes per annum of LNG for a term of 20 years beginning with the commencement of operations of Train 3 at the Sabine Pass LNG liquefaction facility.

BC Ferries to Convert Portion of Fleet to LNG

BC Ferries announced recently that it plans to convert between 16 and 20 of its 35 ferries from marine diesel fuel to LNG power over the next decade. A company official told the Vancouver Sun that the “long-term plan is to convert all of the ships” in BC Ferries’  fleet to LNG.

Op-Ed Advocates LNG Exports Over Oil from Canada’s West Coast

In an op-ed carried by the Financial Post, Ellis Ross, chief councilor for the Haisla Nation, argues that LNG export projects on Canada’s Pacific coast are preferable to investments in an oil pipeline and export facility.

Expanded Access to Panama Canal Make U.S. LNG Exports to Asia “Instantly Economic”

Reporting on a recent discussion at the Brookings Institution, AOL Energy reports that the expansion of the Panama Canal  reduces  the distance between proposed LNG export facilities in the United States and LNG consuming markets in Asia, making U.S. LNG exports “instantly economic.”

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