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China Sets 10% Tariff on U.S. LNG Imports

Reuters reports that China has imposed a 10% tariff on U.S. LNG imports effective September 24, 2018. The tariff is less than the expected 25% China had announced earlier. According to the report, the smaller than expected tariff helped lift the stock prices of Cheniere Energy and Golar LNG.

Cheniere and Vitol Sign 15-Year LNG Sale and Purchase Agreement

Cheniere Energy, Inc. announced today that its subsidiary Cheniere Marketing, LLC (Cheniere Marketing) has entered into an LNG sale and purchase agreement (SPA) with Vitol Inc. (Vitol).  Under the SPA, Vitol has agreed to purchase approximately 0.7 million tonnes per annum of LNG from Cheniere Marketing on a free on board basis for a term of approximately 15 years beginning in 2018. ...

FERC Releases Draft EIS for Driftwood LNG

FERC Staff has released the draft environmental impact statement (EIS) for Tellurian’s proposed Driftwood LNG export terminal and interconnected pipeline in Evangeline, Acadia, Jefferson Davis, and Calcasieu Parishes, La. (the Project). The Project would produce up to 26 million tonnes per annum of LNG for export. The draft EIS concludes that approval of the Project would result in...

DOE Official Identifies Physical Constraints to U.S.-EU LNG Supply

Yesterday, the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources held a hearing to examine the role of U.S. LNG in meeting European energy demand.  In his prepared statement, Steven E. Winberg, Assistant Secretary for Fossil Energy at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), stated that despite the availability of U.S. LNG imports into Europe, there are constraints affecting the amount...

U.S. House Approves Bill Authorizing Small-Scale LNG Exports

Last week, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill that would amend the Natural Gas Act to provide that applications for the importation or exportation of not more than 0.17 Bcf/day of natural gas and which do not require and environmental impact statement or environmental assessment shall be granted without modification or delay The bill’s provisions are similar to a final...

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