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DOE Releases LNG Export Data Through October 2019

The U.S. Department of Energy (“DOE”) has released data on exports of U.S. domestically produced LNG through October 2019. Highlights from the report include: * Top five countries of destination, representing 68.0% of total U.S. LNG exports in October 2019 – South Korea (42.2 Bcf), United Kingdom (26.3 Bcf), Japan (24.5 Bcf), France (14.2 Bcf), and Spain (13.7 Bcf) * 177.8 Bcf of...

FERC Grants Golden Pass LNG 7-Year Extension to Complete Construction

FERC has issued an order granting Golden Pass LNG Terminal LLC (“Golden Pass”) an extension of time, from December 21, 2019 to November 30, 2026, to complete the construction of its proposed liquefaction and LNG export terminal in Jefferson County, Texas, and make it available for service. In its extension request, Golden Pass stated that “due to delays in obtaining the necessary...

First LNG Export Cargo Loaded at Elba Island

Platts reports that the first LNG export cargo has been loaded at Kinder Morgan’s Elba Island liquefaction and LNG export facility near Savannah, Ga., and may be headed for South Asia with its cargo.

Chevron to Reduce Funding for Proposed Kitimat LNG Terminal

Chevron announced that “[a]s a result of Chevron’s disciplined approach to capital allocation and a downward revision in its longer-term commodity price outlook, the company will reduce funding to various gas-related opportunities including Appalachia shale, Kitimat LNG, and other international projects. Chevron is evaluating its strategic alternatives for these assets, including...

NEB Grants Chevron Canada 40-year LNG Export License

BNN Bloomberg reports that the Canadian National Energy Board (NEB) has approved Chevron Canada’s application for a 40-year license to export LNG from its proposed liquefaction and LNG export terminal at Kitimat, British Columbia. The license was granted despite environmental opposition. According to the report, the Kitimat LNG project “is designed to be the world’s first...

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