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Annova LNG Signs Precedent Agreement with Enbridge Affiliate

Annova LNG announced that it has signed a Precedent Agreement with Enbridge affiliate Valley Crossing Pipeline, LLC (VCP), providing transportation for Annova LNG’s total natural gas requirements at its proposed 6.5 metric tonnes per annum LNG facility in Brownsville, Texas. According to the press release, under “the Precedent Agreement, the existing Valley Crossing Pipeline from Agua...

Freeport LNG Train 2 Begins Commercial Operation

Freeport LNG announced the start of commercial operations for the second liquefaction train of its three train facility on Quintana Island, Texas, with the commencement of gas deliveries from BP under its 20-year tolling agreement with Freeport. According to the press release, “Freeport LNG’s Train 1 began commercial operations in [December], with the commencement of Osaka Gas’s and...

Attorneys General from 16 States Oppose Proposal to Authorize Shipping LNG by Rail

Reuters reports that attorneys general from 16 U.S. states, including California, Maryland and New York, have filed comments with the Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration opposing a Trump administration proposal to authorize shipments of LNG by rail, “arguing that potential leaks from the shipments pose risks of fiery explosions to...

FERC Authorizes Exports from Elba Island Unit 4

FERC has issued an order authorizing Kinder Morgan affiliates Elba Liquefaction Company, L.L.C. and Southern LNG Company, L.L.C. to commence service for liquefaction and LNG export activities from the Moveable Modular Liquefaction System No. 4 at Kinder Morgan’s Elba Island terminal near Savannah, Ga....

DOE Responds to Comments on Updated LNG Greenhouse Gas Report

The U.S. Department of Energy (“DOE”) has released its response to public comments on its September 19, 2019 report Life Cycle Greenhouse Gas Perspective on Exporting Liquefied Natural Gas from the United States: 2019 Update (“LCA GHG Update”). DOE’s response concludes that the “LCA GHG Update, combined with the observation that many LNG-importing nations rely heavily on fossil fuels...

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