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FERC to Prepare EIS for Fourchon LNG Project

FERC issued a notice of its intent to prepare an environmental impact statement (EIS) for the Fourchon LNG Project in Lafourche Parish, La.  Fourchon LNG intends to use the terminal to liquefy, store, and deliver LNG to domestic LNG-fueled marine vessels and LNG carriers for export to overseas markets. The terminal has a proposed peak capacity of five million metric tonnes of LNG per...

DOE Proposes Expedited Approval for Small-Scale LNG Exports

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has promulgated a proposed rule that will provide for expedited approval of small-scale exports of natural gas, including LNG, from U.S. export facilities.  According to the press release, the U.S. small-scale LNG export market involves exports of small volumes of natural gas from the United States primarily to countries in the Caribbean, Central...

FERC Terminates Pre-Filing Process for G2 LNG Export Project

FERC Staff has sent a letter to counsel for G2 LNG, LLC (“G2 LNG”) stating that it was terminating the pre-filing environmental review process for G2 LNG’s proposed liquefaction and LNG export terminal on the west bank of the Calcasieu River in Cameron Parish, La. The letter states, among other things, that G2 LNG has not filed the draft resource reports “needed for staff to continue...

FERC Approves Pre-Filing Process for Port Fourchon LNG Project

FERC has issued a letter approving Fourchon LNG LLC’s (Fourchon) request to begin the pre-filing environmental review process for its proposed Port Fourchon LNG export terminal project on Belle Pass in Lafourche Parish, La.  Fourchon plans to develop the terminal in two phases, with the first phase having a liquefaction capacity of two million metric tons of LNG per annum (MTPA), and...

Court Affirms Freeport LNG Export Authority

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit has denied Sierra Club’s challenge to U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) orders approving LNG exports by Freeport LNG Expansion LP. According to the Law360 article, the court rejected Sierra Club’s argument that DOE did not tailor “its review of the indirect environmental effects of export-induced natural gas production — in particular, how...

FERC Approves Pre-Filing Procedures for Commonwealth LNG Project

FERC has approved Commonwealth LNG, LLC’s request to initiate the pre-filing environmental review process for Commonwealth LNG’s proposed liquefaction and LNG export facility in Cameron Parish, La. along the South Prong of Grand Bayou. The project would have a liquefaction capacity of approximately 9 million tonnes per annum. Commonwealth intends to file a formal application for the...

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