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FERC Decision on Jordan Cove LNG Project Delayed

The Oregonian reports that on February 20, 2020, FERC Chairman and Commissioners voted 2-1 against approving the proposed Jordan Cove Energy Project liquefaction and LNG export terminal in Coos Bay, Ore., citing the need for more time to review Oregon permit denials for the project. According to the report, on February 19, 2020, the Oregon Department of Land Conservation and...

FERC Authorizes Commencement of Service for Cameron LNG Train 2

FERC has issued a letter authorizing Cameron LNG, LLC to commence service for liquefaction and export activities from the second liquefaction train (Train 2) at its LNG export facility in Hackberry, La....

DOE Authorizes Long-Term Non-FTA LNG Exports from Four Proposed Texas Terminals

The Department of Energy (DOE) announced the issuance of four orders granting long-term authorization of exports of domestically produced LNG to countries with which the United States does not have a free trade agreement (FTA) requiring national treatment for trade in natural gas, and with which trade is not prohibited by U.S. law or policy (non-FTA countries), from four proposed LNG...

DOE Proposes to Extend Non-FTA LNG Export Authorization Terms Through 2050

On February 11, 2020, the Office of Fossil Energy (FE) of the Department of Energy (DOE) gave notice of a proposed policy statement (Proposal). DOE is proposing to extend the standard 20-year term for authorizations to export natural gas from the lower-48 states—including domestically produced LNG, compressed natural gas, and compressed gas liquid—to countries with which the United...

Cameron LNG Seeks 6-Year Extension to Construct Expansion Project

Cameron LNG has filed a letter with FERC seeking a 6-year extension of time, until May 5, 2026, to construct and place into service the Expansion Project at its Cameron and Calcasieu Parishes, La., liquefaction and LNG export terminal. The Expansion Project consists of liquefaction Trains 4 and 5 and appurtenant facilities, which will allow Cameron LNG to export an additional 515 Bcf...

Attorneys General from 16 States Oppose Proposal to Authorize Shipping LNG by Rail

Reuters reports that attorneys general from 16 U.S. states, including California, Maryland and New York, have filed comments with the Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration opposing a Trump administration proposal to authorize shipments of LNG by rail, “arguing that potential leaks from the shipments pose risks of fiery explosions to...

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