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FERC Authorizes Exports from Elba Island Unit 4

FERC has issued an order authorizing Kinder Morgan affiliates Elba Liquefaction Company, L.L.C. and Southern LNG Company, L.L.C. to commence service for liquefaction and LNG export activities from the Moveable Modular Liquefaction System No. 4 at Kinder Morgan’s Elba Island terminal near Savannah, Ga....

DOE Responds to Comments on Updated LNG Greenhouse Gas Report

The U.S. Department of Energy (“DOE”) has released its response to public comments on its September 19, 2019 report Life Cycle Greenhouse Gas Perspective on Exporting Liquefied Natural Gas from the United States: 2019 Update (“LCA GHG Update”). DOE’s response concludes that the “LCA GHG Update, combined with the observation that many LNG-importing nations rely heavily on fossil fuels...

Cameron LNG Begins Production at Train 2

Cameron LNG has begun producing LNG from the second liquefaction train at its export facility in Hackberry, La. According to the press release, Train 2 and Train 3 are expected to commence commercial operations under Cameron LNG’s tolling agreements in the first and third quarter of 2020, respectively. Train 1 started commercial operation in August 2019. Cameron LNG is jointly owned by...

Sempra LNG and Aramco Services Company Sign Interim Project Participation Agreement For Port Arthur LNG

Sempra Energy and Saudi Aramco have announced that their respective subsidiaries, Sempra LNG and Aramco Services Company, have signed an Interim Project Participation Agreement (IPPA) for the Port Arthur LNG export project under development in Jefferson County, Texas. According to the press release, the “IPPA represents another milestone for both companies after having signed a heads...

FERC Grants Golden Pass LNG 7-Year Extension to Complete Construction

FERC has issued an order granting Golden Pass LNG Terminal LLC (“Golden Pass”) an extension of time, from December 21, 2019 to November 30, 2026, to complete the construction of its proposed liquefaction and LNG export terminal in Jefferson County, Texas, and make it available for service. In its extension request, Golden Pass stated that “due to delays in obtaining the necessary...

First LNG Export Cargo Loaded at Elba Island

Platts reports that the first LNG export cargo has been loaded at Kinder Morgan’s Elba Island liquefaction and LNG export facility near Savannah, Ga., and may be headed for South Asia with its...

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