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Excelerate Energy’s Northeast Gateway Offshore Terminal Delivers Record LNG Output

Excelerate Energy announced that its Northeast Gateway deepwater terminal, located in Massachusetts Bay, 13 miles offshore of Boston, reached a historic peak send-out flow rate of more than 800,000 MMBtu/day of LNG on February 1, 2019. The Northeast Gateway terminal consists of a dual submerged turret-loading buoy system which allows for the connection of floating storage and...

ExxonMobil and Qatar Petroleum Make FID for Golden Pass LNG Export Project

ExxonMobil and partner Qatar Petroleum said today they have made a final investment decision (“FID”) to proceed with development of the proposed Golden Pass LNG export project located in Sabine Pass, Texas. Construction will begin in the first quarter of 2019 and the facility is expected to start up in 2024. According to the press release, the “$10+ billion liquefaction project will...

FERC Releases FEIS for Sempra’s Port Arthur LNG Project

FERC Staff has released the final environmental impact statement (FEIS) for Sempra Energy’s proposed Port Arthur Liquefaction and LNG export project in Jefferson County, Texas, and interconnected pipelines (Projects). In the FEIS, “FERC staff concludes that approval of the proposed Projects, with the mitigation measures recommended in the [F]EIS, would have some adverse environmental...

Europe Now the Top Buyer of U.S. LNG

Reuters reports that due to higher prices paid for U.S. LNG supplies, Europe is now the top buyer of U.S. LNG as reflected in “a near fivefold spike in U.S. LNG sales” to Europe, passing South Korea and Mexico as the top market. Prices for U.S. LNG in Asia recently “fell sharply on lower-than-expected demand.” The article states that the “United States is currently second only to...

FERC Vacates Aguirre Offshore GasPort Authorization

FERC has issued an order granting Aguirre Offshore GasPort, LLC’s (Aguirre) request that FERC vacate its 2015 order authorizing the construction and operation of LNG import terminal facilities along the southern shore of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico near the municipality of Salinas. In its request to vacate, Aguirre stated that it no longer intends to proceed with the project, that...

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