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FERC Releases EIS for Golden Pass LNG Export Terminal

FERC has released its environmental impact statement (EIS) for the proposed Golden Pass LNG liquefaction and export terminal on the Sabine-Neches Waterway in Jefferson County, Texas, and the interconnected pipeline.   The EIS concludes that construction of the project would result in some adverse environmental impacts but “those impacts would not be significant with implementation of...

Panama Canal Expansion to Open June 2016

Bloomberg reports that the expansion of the Panama Canal is expected to open June 26, 2016, “almost two years behind schedule.” According to the report, the expansion will accommodate LNG carriers and enable such carriers traveling from the U.S. Gulf Coast to reach Asian markets “more than two weeks faster than they would going east through the Suez Canal.”  

Veresen Announces Agreement for Jordan Cove LNG Supplies

Veresen Inc., sponsor of the proposed Jordan Cove Energy Project LNG export terminal at Coos Bay, Ore., announced that it has finalized the key commercial terms with JERA Co., Inc., (JERA) for the purchase by JERA of at least 1.5 million tonnes per annum of natural gas liquefaction capacity for an initial term of 20 years at the Jordan Cove LNG facility.  JERA is a joint venture of...

Environmental Assessment for Petronas’ LNG Export Terminal Extended for Three Months

The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (CEAA) has been granted a three month extension to review new information and complete its environmental assessment for the proposed Pacific NorthWest LNG (PNWLNG) export terminal near Lelu Island, British Columbia.  Malaysian state oil company Petronas is the primary sponsor of the proposed project.  The Vancouver Sun reports that the delay...

Woodfibre LNG Receives Favorable Environmental Decision

The Honourable Catherine McKenna, Canada’s Minister of Environment and Climate Change, announced that the proposed Woodfibre LNG export terminal (Woodfibre), located near Squamish, British Columbia, is not likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects.  The Environmental Assessment Decision Statement on the project establishes legally binding conditions, including...

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