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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...

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...

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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