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Non-FTA LNG Exports Authorized from ExxonMobil’s Golden Pass Terminal

The U.S. Department of Energy has issued an order authorizing Golden Pass Products LLC (Golden Pass), a partnership of Qatar Petroleum International and ExxonMobil affiliates,  to export domestically produced LNG from its proposed Golden Pass Terminal near Sabine Pass, in Jefferson County, Texas to countries without a free trade agreement (FTA) with the United States.  The order...

Cheniere to Ship Sabine Pass LNG to Poland

Bloomberg reports that Poland’s state-owned PGNiG SA purchased a spot LNG cargo from Cheniere Energy Inc.’s Sabine Pass LNG terminal in Cameron Parish, La. for delivery in June to the nation’s Baltic Sea import terminal, which the press release describes as “the first such contract for Central and Eastern Europe.”    

NextDecade to Become Public Company After Merger

Privately held NextDecade, LLC (NextDecade) and Harmony Merger Corp. (Harmony) announced that they have signed a definitive agreement for a business combination transaction which would result in NextDecade becoming a publicly listed company.  NextDecade is the sponsor of the proposed Rio Grande LNG export terminal project located in Brownsville, Texas, and interconnected pipeline. ...

Industrial Consumer Group Urges Pause on Further LNG Exports

The Industrial Energy Consumers of America have sent a letter to U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Secretary Rick Perry requesting, among other things, “a moratorium on further LNG export approvals until the definition of ‘public interest’ is fully explored, vetted, and agreed upon.” The letter alleges that recent LNG policy positions and claims made by the Center for Liquefied Natural...

Alaska LNG Project Application Filed With FERC

The Alaska Gasline Development Corporation announced that today it filed an application to obtain a Natural Gas Act Section 3 permit with FERC for its proposed Alaska LNG project, which is comprised of a gas treatment plant located at Prudhoe Bay, an 800-mile pipeline to Southcentral Alaska, and a natural gas liquefaction plant in Nikiski to produce LNG for export. The announcement...