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Lithuania Postpones Plans to Import U.S. LNG

Reuters reports that Lithuania’s state energy company has postponed plans to import LNG from the United States because the LNG is too “calorific” and does not meet the specifications needed for the country’s gas distribution system, which was designed to use Russian gas.  According to the report, Lithuanian company LITGAS has been negotiating for LNG deliveries from Cheniere...

FERC Announces EA for Nitrogen Injection Project at Everett LNG Terminal

FERC announced this morning that it will prepare an Environmental Assessment (EA) for the Everett LNG import terminal’s proposed nitrogen injection system. According to the announcement in today’s Federal Register, public comments on the project are due by July 14, 2011.

Nitrogen Injection System Proposed for Everett LNG Facility Not Subject to Mandatory FERC Pre-Filing Process

FERC informed Distrigas, the operator of the Everett LNG import terminal, that the company will not be required to conform to mandatory pre-filing procedures and review process of its planned installation of a nitrogen injection system at the Everett facility in Massachusetts. FERC’s determination is available in FERC’s eLibrary.

European LNG Headlines

Gasunie Looks at Gas Composition at GATE LNG Terminal (Platts LNG Daily) [Subscription required]

SDG&E Representative, County Official Address LNG Import Gas Composition Concerns

The San Diego Union-Tribune posed a number of questions to a San Diego Gas & Electric spokesperson and the head of the San Diego County Air Pollution Control District regarding concerns over the gas composition of natural gas supplies imported via the Energia Costa Azul LNG facility.

San Diego County Official Concerned with Nitrogen Content in LNG Imported to Costa Azul Terminal

Bob Kard, leader of the San Diego County Air Pollution Control District, raised concerns with the level of nitrogen in LNG imported to the Costa Azul LNG import terminal. According to the San Diego Union-Tribune, once the LNG is regasified at the Costa Azul terminal and transported to customers in southern California, its composition allows the gas to burn hotter and, though it meets...

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