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FERC Releases Environmental Review Schedule for Commonwealth LNG

FERC has released the schedule for its environmental review of the proposed Commonwealth LNG, LLC liquefaction and LNG export facility and an associated natural gas pipeline in Cameron Parish, La. A draft environmental impact statement (EIS) is expected to be released in May 2020, and a final EIS is scheduled to be released on October 2, 2020. Other federal agencies’ reviews of the...

PHMSA Proposes LNG Transportation by Rail Rule

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (“PHMSA”), in coordination with the Federal Railroad Administration (“FRA”), has published a notice of proposed rulemaking (“NPRM”) to authorize the transportation of LNG by rail in DOT-113 specification tank cars. According to the press release, currently, LNG may only be transported via...

DOE Grants Non-FTA Export Authority to Venture Global Plaquemines LNG

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has issued an order authorizing Venture Global Plaquemines LNG, LLC (Plaquemines LNG) to export U.S.-sourced LNG to nations without a free trade agreement (non-FTA) with the United States. Plaquemines LNG is authorized to export up to 1,240 Bcf/year (3.4 Bcf/day) of LNG equivalent over a 20-year term from the proposed Plaquemines LNG Project in...

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...

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