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ExxonMobil and Qatar Petroleum Make FID for Golden Pass LNG Export Project

ExxonMobil and partner Qatar Petroleum said today they have made a final investment decision (“FID”) to proceed with development of the proposed Golden Pass LNG export project located in Sabine Pass, Texas. Construction will begin in the first quarter of 2019 and the facility is expected to start up in 2024. According to the press release, the “$10+ billion liquefaction project will...

FERC Releases FEIS for Sempra’s Port Arthur LNG Project

FERC Staff has released the final environmental impact statement (FEIS) for Sempra Energy’s proposed Port Arthur Liquefaction and LNG export project in Jefferson County, Texas, and interconnected pipelines (Projects). In the FEIS, “FERC staff concludes that approval of the proposed Projects, with the mitigation measures recommended in the [F]EIS, would have some adverse environmental...

Europe Now the Top Buyer of U.S. LNG

Reuters reports that due to higher prices paid for U.S. LNG supplies, Europe is now the top buyer of U.S. LNG as reflected in “a near fivefold spike in U.S. LNG sales” to Europe, passing South Korea and Mexico as the top market. Prices for U.S. LNG in Asia recently “fell sharply on lower-than-expected demand.” The article states that the “United States is currently second only to...

FERC Releases Final EIS for Driftwood LNG

Reuters reports that FERC staff has released a final environmental impact statement (EIS) for Tellurian’s proposed Driftwood LNG export terminal and interconnected pipeline in Evangeline, Acadia, Jefferson Davis, and Calcasieu Parishes, La. In the Final EIS, FERC staff concluded that the Driftwood LNG project “would result in adverse impacts on the environment; however, impacts on the...

DOE Releases U.S. LNG Export Data Through November 2018

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has released data on exports of U.S.-produced LNG covering the period February 2016 through November 2018.  The data show that the top four recipients of U.S. LNG, comprising 58.4% of the total, are (1) South Korea, (2) Mexico, (3) China, and (4) Japan....

LNG Canada to Pursue Project Despite Protests Against Feeder Pipeline

Andy Calitz, CEO of LNG Canada, released a statement saying that “[d]espite opposition Coastal GasLink is currently facing, LNG Canada has every intention to continue to advance our project and maintain our construction schedule to deliver jobs and economic benefits to First Nations, local residents and British Columbians.”  Coastal GasLink is the proposed pipeline that would provide...

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