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December 22, 2014 – January 2, 2015 Schedule

In observance of the Christmas and New Year’s holidays, LNGLawBlog will not publish its Daily LNG Headlines December 22, 2014 through January 2, 2015.

Cheniere and EDP Energias de Portugal Sign Deal for Corpus Christi LNG Supplies

Yesterday, Cheniere Energy announced that its subsidiary, Corpus Christi Liquefaction, LLC has entered into an agreement with EDP Energias de Portugal S.A. (EDP) under which EDP will purchase approximately 0.77 million tonnes of LNG per year for 20 years from Train 3 of the proposed Corpus Christi LNG terminal near Corpus Christi, Texas.  EDP will purchase the LNG on a free on board...

First Nations File Court Appeal of B.C. Approval of Kitimat Feeder Pipeline

The Globe and Mail reports that Canadian First Nations Nadleh Whut’en and Nak’azdli (the First Nations) have filed a court appeal of the British Columbia (B.C.) Environmental Assessment Office (EAO) decision to approve TransCanada’s Coastal GasLink pipeline project, which would supply gas to the proposed LNG Canada export terminal near Kitimat, B.C.  The First Nations allege that EAO...

Oregon Court of Appeals Sends Oregon LNG Pipeline Permit Case Back to Land Use Board

Yesterday, the Oregon Court of Appeals issued an opinion ruling that the state Land Use Board of Appeals (LUBA) improperly found that a Clatsop County Commissioner displayed disqualifying bias when he voted in favor of withdrawing the County’s approval of a land use permit for a pipeline to serve the proposed Oregon LNG terminal.  The opinion remands the case back to LUBA to consider...

Alaska Commits More Funds to Port MacKenzie LNG Export Terminal

The Alaska Journal of Commerce reports that the Alaska Industrial Development Authority has agreed to increase from $240,000 to $440,000 its share of expenditures for feasibility studies for a proposed 1 to 1.5 million tons-per-year LNG export terminal being developed by Resources Energy Inc. (REI) at Port MacKenzie, near Anchorage.  REI is a consortium of Japanese companies.

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