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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...

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...

FERC Releases Final EIS for Driftwood LNG

Reuters reports that FERC staff has released a final environmental impact statement (EIS) for Tellurian’s proposed Driftwood LNG export terminal and interconnected pipeline in Evangeline, Acadia, Jefferson Davis, and Calcasieu Parishes, La. In the Final EIS, FERC staff concluded that the Driftwood LNG project “would result in adverse impacts on the environment; however, impacts on the...

DOE Releases U.S. LNG Export Data Through November 2018

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has released data on exports of U.S.-produced LNG covering the period February 2016 through November 2018.  The data show that the top four recipients of U.S. LNG, comprising 58.4% of the total, are (1) South Korea, (2) Mexico, (3) China, and (4) Japan....

FERC Authorizes CCL to Commission Train 2 Fuel Gas System

FERC issued a letter order authorizing Corpus Christi Liquefaction (CCL) to introduce gas and commission the Train 2 fuel gas system at CCL’s liquefaction and LNG export terminal at Corpus Christi,...

DOE Changes LNG Export Destination Reporting Requirement; Proposes Interpretive Rule

The U.S. Department of Energy (“DOE”) announced yesterday that it has issued a policy statement under which it is discontinuing its practice, adopted in 2016, of including an “end use” reporting provision in orders authorizing the export of domestically produced natural gas, including LNG. Currently, many export authorization holders are required to track and report the country (or...

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