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Cameron LNG Train 1 Begins Commercial Operation

McDermott International, Inc. has announced the beginning of commercial operation of liquefaction Train 1 at Cameron LNG’s facility at Hackberry, La. The terminal is jointly owned by Sempra LNG, LLC, Total, Mitsui & Co., Ltd. and Japan LNG Investment, LLC....

Venture Global LNG Announces FID and Financial Close for Calcasieu Pass LNG

Venture Global LNG, Inc. announced the final investment decision (FID) and closing of the project financing for the company’s Calcasieu Pass LNG facility and associated TransCameron pipeline in Cameron Parish, La. According to the press release, “[t]he proceeds of the debt and equity financing fully fund the balance of the construction and commissioning of Calcasieu Pass. Full...

Freeport Begins LNG Production

Platts reports that Freeport LNG has begun LNG production from Train 1 at its facility on Quintana Island, Texas, becoming the sixth major US liquefaction facility to produce LNG. According to a Freeport LNG spokeswoman, the first Train 1 cargo loading is expected later this month and Train 1 remains on schedule for a September start of commercial...

BP Publishes LNG Master Sales and Purchase Contract Templates

Reuters reports that BP has published its master sales and purchase contract templates for its LNG trading business which it hopes will “contribute to the broader discussion around standardization and liquidity for LNG transactions.”...

Freeport LNG Authorized to Export Commissioning Cargoes

FERC has issued a letter order authorizing Freeport LNG to export by vessels the volumes of produced LNG related to commissioning activities for the Freeport Liquefaction Project on Quintana Island, Texas....

DOE Authorizes Gulf LNG Liquefaction to Export to Non-FTA Nations

Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) issued an order authorizing Gulf LNG Liquefaction Company LLC to export, over a 20-year term, up to 558.9 Bcf/yr of LNG from its proposed Gulf LNG Liquefaction Project in Jackson County, Miss., to nations without a free trade agreement with the United States (non-FTA)....

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