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Article Discusses Environmental Issues Related to Petronas’ Proposed B.C. LNG Export Terminal

An article in The Globe and Mail discusses environmental issues related to Petronas’ proposed Pacific NorthWest LNG export terminal on Lelu Island, British Columbia (B.C.), including the potential impact of the terminal on the region’s salmon and steelhead trout habitat.

FERC Approves Dominion Cove Point LNG Export Terminal

Yesterday, FERC issued an order approving the construction and operation of Dominion Cove Point LNG’s proposed export terminal project in Lusby, Md. and related facilities.  This is the fourth LNG export terminal project FERC has approved in the lower-48 states.  A Fact Sheet can be found here, FERC’s order can be found here, and the complete docket for the project can be found on...

Woodfibre LNG and China’s Guangzhou Gas Group Sign Preliminary Offtake Agreement for B.C. LNG Supplies

Reuters reports that Woodfibre LNG (Woodfibre) has signed a preliminary offtake agreement with Chinese gas distributor Guangzhou Gas Group Co. Ltd (Guangzhou) for LNG supplies from Woodfibre’s proposed LNG terminal near Squamish, British Columbia (B.C.).  The article states that under the agreement, Woodfibre will provide 1 million tonnes of LNG per year, approximately half of the LNG...

Oregon Again Delays Coastal Zone Management Act Consistency Review for Another 90 Days

The Oregon Department of Land Conservation and Development (DLCD) and Oregon LNG have entered into an agreement for a further stay until January 28, 2015, of DLCD’s decision under the Coastal Zone Management Act (CZMA) on whether Oregon LNG’s proposed LNG import and export terminal is consistent with Oregon’s Coastal Management Plan. The agreement states that additional stays of CZMA...

B.C. Discounts Petronas Threat to Call Off LNG Export Terminal

The Globe and Mail reports that Petronas CEO Shamsul Abbas’s statement that he is “ready to call off” the proposed Pacific Northwest LNG export terminal project in British Columbia could be a negotiating tactic, according to Rich Coleman, B.C.’s Minister of Natural Gas Development.  Abbas’s statement was in apparent frustration with the lengthy regulatory approval process, the...

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