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U.S. House Subcommittee Holds Oversight Hearing on LNG and U.S. Geopolitics

Today, the U.S. House Committee on Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources, held a hearing on “Liquefied Natural Gas and U.S. Geopolitics.”  According to the hearing memo, the purpose of the hearing was to “examine the emerging role of the United States in [LNG] markets, and associated benefits of natural gas production, transmission, and exportation for...

FERC to Prepare EIS for Proposed Commonwealth LNG Project

FERC has issued a notice of its intent to prepare and environmental impact statement (EIS) for Commonwealth LNG’s proposed liquefaction and LNG export terminal to be located on the west side of the Calcasieu Ship Channel near Johnson Bayou in Cameron Parish, La.  The terminal would have a peak production capacity of nine million metric tonnes of LNG per year.  

DOE Releases LNG Export Data through December 2017

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has released data on U.S. LNG imports and exports for the period February 2016 through December 2017. The top five recipients of exported LNG from the United States and the percentages of the total amount of LNG exported for the period are Mexico (18.8%), South Korea (15.8%), China (13.5%), Japan (7.2%), and Chile (6.2%).

Alaska Gasline Development Not Cooperating With FERC Information Requests

FERC has sent another request for information to Alaska Gasline Development Corporation (AGDC), sponsor of the Alaska LNG liquefaction and export terminal project. FERC states that this latest request includes “several requests for information that have been made multiple times during the pre-filing review phase, as well as in the current application review, for which an adequate...

Pivotal LNG and Crowley Sign Contract to Supply Puerto Rico Pharmaceutical Company

Pivotal LNG (Pivotal) announced that it has executed another multiyear contract to supply LNG to Carib Energy (USA) LLC, a subsidiary of Crowley Maritime Corp. (Crowley), for a major pharmaceutical company’s energy needs.  According to the press release, the LNG will be transported by Crowley from one of Pivotal’s LNG supply points to the pharmaceutical company’s facility in Puerto...

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