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FERC Denies Rehearing of Texas LNG Brownsville and Annova LNG Brownsville Project Authorizations

FERC has denied requests for rehearing of its orders authorizing construction and operation of the proposed Texas LNG Brownsville and Annova LNG Brownsville liquefaction and LNG export projects on the Brownsville Ship Channel in Cameron County, Texas. Rehearing was requested by Sierra Club and others alleging that FERC failed to adequately consider the projects’ environmental and other...

FERC Decision on Jordan Cove LNG Project Delayed

The Oregonian reports that on February 20, 2020, FERC Chairman and Commissioners voted 2-1 against approving the proposed Jordan Cove Energy Project liquefaction and LNG export terminal in Coos Bay, Ore., citing the need for more time to review Oregon permit denials for the project. According to the report, on February 19, 2020, the Oregon Department of Land Conservation and...

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...

FERC Releases Final EIS for Jordan Cove Energy Project

FERC has released the Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for Jordan Cove Energy Project’s proposed liquefaction and LNG export terminal in Coos Bay, Ore. The Final EIS “concludes that constructing and operating the project would result in temporary, long-term, and permanent impacts on the environment. Many of these impacts would not be significant or would be reduced to less...

FERC Releases Environmental Review Schedule for Commonwealth LNG

FERC has released the schedule for its environmental review of the proposed Commonwealth LNG, LLC liquefaction and LNG export facility and an associated natural gas pipeline in Cameron Parish, La. A draft environmental impact statement (EIS) is expected to be released in May 2020, and a final EIS is scheduled to be released on October 2, 2020. Other federal agencies’ reviews of the...

DOE Releases Update to LNG Greenhouse Gas Study

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Fossil Energy has released for public comment the report Life Cycle Greenhouse Gas Perspective on Exporting Liquefied Natural Gas from the United States: 2019 Update (LCA GHG Update). The LCA GHG Update is an update to DOE’s 2014 LCA GHG Report. As explained by DOE, “[t]he purpose of the LCA GHG Update is to provide additional information...

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