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DOE Releases 2018 LNG Export Study

Yesterday, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) published a notice requesting public comment on a new study entitled Macroeconomic Outcomes of Market Determined Levels of U.S. LNG Exports (Study). According to the notice, DOE commissioned the Study to inform DOE’s Office of Fossil Energy’s decisions on applications seeking authorization to export domestically produced LNG from the...

CCL Requests Authorization to Commission Train 1

Corpus Christi Liquefaction (CCL) has filed a request with FERC for authorization to introduce fuel gas to commission Train 1 at its liquefaction and LNG export terminal under construction at Corpus Christi,...

CFTC Releases Report on LNG Markets

Today, the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) issued a report assessing the market impacts due to the United States transitioning from being a net importer to a net exporter of LNG in 2016. The three main takeaways of this report are: Global LNG trade growth is expected to continue with U.S. LNG exports having the most rapid growth rate and a competitive price advantage....

U.S. Coast Guard Approves Jordan Cove LNG Waterway Suitability

The U.S. Coast Guard has completed its review of the Waterway Suitability Assessment for Jordan Cove Energy Project’s proposed LNG terminal at Coos Bay, Ore., and recommended to FERC that the waterway be considered suitable for LNG marine traffic associated with the project....

Cheniere Energy and PHMSA Enter Consent Agreement for Sabine Pass Tank Leak

Cheniere Energy and the U.S. Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) entered into a Consent Agreement and Order that sets forth the corrective measures to be implemented before the company may return to service two LNG storage tanks at its Sabine Pass LNG export terminal in Cameron Parish, La. The tanks have been offline since an inadvertent release of LNG...

FERC Sets Schedule for Environmental Review of Alaska LNG Project

FERC has issued its schedule for the environmental review of the proposed Alaska LNG project, which consists of an 800-mile pipeline, a liquefaction facility, and an LNG export terminal, among other things.  FERC plans to issue a draft environmental impact statement (EIS) in March 2019 and a final EIS on December 9, 2019.  Other federal agencies having jurisdiction over the project...

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