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Canada’s Rejection of Progress Energy Takeover Puts Cloud Over LNG Terminal Plans

The Canadian federal government’s rejection of Malaysian company Petronas’ proposed takeover of Progress Energy puzzles British Columbia’s Energy Minister Rich Coleman, who was counting on Petronas to develop Progress’s Montney gas field and construct an LNG export terminal near Prince Rupert. Read more in the Vancouver Sun article.

Senator Wyden Asks for DOE LNG Export Criteria

Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) sent a letter to U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Steven Chu requesting an “all-inclusive description of the factors” DOE will use in deciding whether to approve or revoke a supplier’s LNG export authority. Read more in the Hill article.

New Website Advocates U.S. LNG Exports

The Center for Liquefied Natural Gas (CLNG) has launched a new website touting the benefits to the U.S. economy from increased exports of domestically produced LNG. CLNG President Bill Cooper writes in The Hill’s Congress Blog that American technology has unlocked a vast supply of domestic natural gas with more than enough capacity to meet U.S. needs for generations to...

LNG Export Terminal Proposed for Nova Scotia

Pieridae Energy Canada announced today the proposed development of an LNG export facility in Goldboro, Nova Scotia, Canada. The project will include a natural gas liquefaction plant and facilities for the storage and export of LNG, including a marine jetty for loading. The facility is anticipated to produce approximately five million metric tons of LNG per year and have on-site storage...

Northwest Environmental Groups Appeal Coast Guard LOR on Columbia River LNG Traffic

Columbia Riverkeeper, Columbia-Pacific Commonsense, and Wahkiakum Friends of the River filed an appeal with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit challenging the U.S. Coast Guard’s Letter of Recommendation (LOR) and Letter of Recommendation Analysis on the suitability of the Columbia River for LNG marine traffic as it relates to safety and security. The LOR was in...

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