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DOE Releases U.S. LNG Export Data for June 2018

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has released data on U.S. LNG exports covering year to date through June 2018. The data shows the following LNG export shipments from the Dominion Energy Cove Point Terminal in Lusby, Md., which began LNG exporting in March 2018: six shipments to Japan, two each to Jordan and Kuwait, and one each to Argentina, Dominican Republic, Mexico, Pakistan,...

DOE Resets Jordan Cove LNG Export Start Date

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has issued an order granting Jordan Cove Energy Project’s (JCEP) request to amend its existing authority to export LNG to nations with a Free Trade Agreement with the United States from its proposed LNG terminal at Coos Bay, Ore.  The order resets the date by which LNG exports must commence from December 7, 2021 to July 20, 2028, and lowers the...

DOE Releases Rule to Expedite Small-Scale Gas Exports

The Hill reports that today the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) released a final rule under which DOE “will automatically approve gas export applications if they would be at or below 51.75 billion cubic feet of exports per year and do not rise to the level of requiring an environmental review.” The rule also covers LNG...

FERC and PHMSA to Sign MOU to Expedite LNG Facility Permitting

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) and FERC announced last week that they “have agreed to develop a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that would refine and reduce the permit application review process for proposed LNG facilities. . . . The MOU will clarify each agency’s respective role in the permitting process for...

FERC Streamlining LNG Facility Permitting Process

On July 17, 2018, FERC Chairman Kevin McIntyre issued a press release stating that in the last few days FERC has “made truly significant strides in reforming the [LNG facility] permitting process with our federal partners, eliminating duplicative efforts and instituting a streamlined procedure that will significantly reduce our LNG permitting timelines.” McIntyre added that “we expect...

DOE Issues Advisory Opinion on LNG Shipments to Guantanamo Bay

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has issued an advisory opinion stating that LNG shipments from the United States to the U.S. Naval Station Guantanamo Bay Cuba would not constitute an “export” subject to DOE’s jurisdiction under Natural Gas Act section...

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