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FERC Initiates Pre-Filing Environmental Review of Proposed Gulf LNG Export Project

FERC has approved Gulf LNG Liquefaction’s request to initiate the pre-filing environmental review process for a proposed LNG export terminal at Gulf LNG’s existing LNG import terminal in the Port of Pascagoula, Jackson County, MS.  Gulf LNG also proposes to make modifications to the existing interconnected pipeline to permit bidirectional flow of gas to and from the terminal. ...

Sabine Pass LNG Files Monthly Construction Status Report

Sabine Pass LNG filed a report with FERC covering construction activities through April 2014 at its LNG export terminal in Cameron Parish, La.  Stage 1 (liquefaction trains 1 and 2) engineering is 97.4% complete, procurement is 95.5% complete, and subcontract and direct hire construction work are 40.7% and 23.9% complete, respectively.  Stage 1 overall project completion is 65.2%...

Tohoku Electric Power to Buy Cameron LNG Supplies

Law360 reports that Japan’s Tohoku Electric Power Company (Tohoku) has signed an agreement with GDF Suez to purchase 270,000 metric tons of LNG per year over 20 years from the proposed Cameron LNG export terminal near Hackberry, La.  Tohoku also recently entered into an LNG purchase agreement with Mitsubishi for additional Cameron LNG supplies.

FERC Releases Environmental Assessment for EcoEléctrica’s LNG Pipeline

FERC has released its Environmental Assessment (EA) for EcoEléctrica’s proposed 0.4 mile pipeline to deliver LNG from its import terminal in Peñuelas, Puerto Rico, to a planned non-FERC jurisdictional LNG Truck Loading Facility for delivery to large end-users to use as fuel.  The EA concludes that if EcoEléctrica constructs and operates the proposed facilities in accordance with its...

Environmental Groups Critical of FERC’s Environmental Assessment of the Cove Point LNG Export Project

Earthjustice, Sierra Club, Chesapeake Climate Action Network, and other environmental and citizen groups released a joint statement critical of FERC’s Environment Assessment (EA) of the proposed Dominion Cove Point LNG export project.  Among other things, the groups claim the EA (1) fails to analyze the cumulative greenhouse gas emission impacts from additional hydraulic fracturing...

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