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DOE Grants Non-FTA Export Authority to Eagle LNG Partners Jacksonville

The U.S. Department of Energy (“DOE”) has issued an order authorizing Eagle LNG Partners Jacksonville LLC (“Eagle LNG”) to export domestically produced LNG from its proposed LNG facility at Jacksonville, Fla., to nations without a free trade agreement (non-FTA) with the United States. Eagle LNG is authorized to export 0.14 Bcf/day of natural gas (49.8 Bcf/year or 1.0 million metric...

FERC Authorizes Venture Global Plaquemines LNG Terminal

FERC has issued an order authorizing Venture Global Plaquemines LNG, LLC to site, construct, and operate a new LNG export terminal and associated facilities (“Project”) along the Mississippi River in Plaquemines Parish, La., and Venture Global Gator Express, LLC to construct an interconnected pipeline. The Project, to be constructed in two phases, is designed with a total nameplate...

Elba Island Project Cleared for Commercial Service

Platts reports that FERC has authorized Kinder Morgan to place the first liquefaction train at its Elba Island, Ga., export terminal into commercial service, “amid consistent LNG production at the facility over the last two weeks.” The report states that no commissioning cargoes have shipped from the facility, and it remained unclear when the first commercial cargo would be ready to...

DOE Releases Update to LNG Greenhouse Gas Study

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Fossil Energy has released for public comment the report Life Cycle Greenhouse Gas Perspective on Exporting Liquefied Natural Gas from the United States: 2019 Update (LCA GHG Update). The LCA GHG Update is an update to DOE’s 2014 LCA GHG Report. As explained by DOE, “[t]he purpose of the LCA GHG Update is to provide additional information...

West Delta LNG Files Deepwater Port Application

West Delta LNG LLC filed an application with the Maritime Administration and the U.S. Coast Guard for the licensing of a deepwater port to be located in the Gulf of Mexico, off the coast of Louisiana. The deepwater port and marine components would consist of an LNG production and storage unit, a loading platform and marine berth unit and support facilities. The onshore components would...

Lake Charles LNG Requests 2025 In-Service Deadline

Lake Charles LNG has filed a request with FERC for an extension of time, to December 16, 2025, to construct and place into service its proposed liquefaction and export terminal facilities at its existing LNG import terminal at Lake Charles, La. FERC’s order authorizing the construction and operation of the liquefaction and export terminal facilities imposed a December 16, 2020 deadline...

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