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FERC to Prepare EIS for Proposed Commonwealth LNG Project

FERC has issued a notice of its intent to prepare and environmental impact statement (EIS) for Commonwealth LNG’s proposed liquefaction and LNG export terminal to be located on the west side of the Calcasieu Ship Channel near Johnson Bayou in Cameron Parish, La.  The terminal would have a peak production capacity of nine million metric tonnes of LNG per year....

DOE Releases LNG Export Data through December 2017

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has released data on U.S. LNG imports and exports for the period February 2016 through December 2017. The top five recipients of exported LNG from the United States and the percentages of the total amount of LNG exported for the period are Mexico (18.8%), South Korea (15.8%), China (13.5%), Japan (7.2%), and Chile...

Alaska Gasline Development Not Cooperating With FERC Information Requests

FERC has sent another request for information to Alaska Gasline Development Corporation (AGDC), sponsor of the Alaska LNG liquefaction and export terminal project. FERC states that this latest request includes “several requests for information that have been made multiple times during the pre-filing review phase, as well as in the current application review, for which an adequate...

PHMSA and FERC Issue Orders Regarding LNG Storage Leaks at Sabine Pass Facility

The U.S. Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) has issued a corrective action order requiring Cheniere Energy subsidiary Sabine Pass Liquefaction, LLC (Sabine Pass) to remove from service and evaluate two LNG storage tanks at Sabine Pass’s liquefaction facility in Cameron Parish, La. Leaks of LNG and natural gas from the storage tanks were identified on January...

Sierra Club Withdraws Court Challenge to LNG Exports

Law360 reports that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit has granted Sierra Club’s voluntary motion to dismiss its appeal of U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) orders approving LNG export volumes for Cheniere Energy Inc.’s Sabine Pass LNG project in Cameron Parish, La.  Sierra Club lost several court cases where it challenged FERC orders approving the construction of various LNG...

FERC Releases Update on Plaquemines LNG Project

FERC has released an update on its review of the proposed Venture Global Plaquemines LNG, LLC (Plaquemines LNG) liquefaction and LNG export terminal and interconnected Gator Express Pipeline slated for construction in Plaquemines Parish, La. FERC is currently reviewing data submitted with the project applications and is preparing a draft environmental impact statement, which will be...

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