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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...

Chevron to Reduce Funding for Proposed Kitimat LNG Terminal

Chevron announced that “[a]s a result of Chevron’s disciplined approach to capital allocation and a downward revision in its longer-term commodity price outlook, the company will reduce funding to various gas-related opportunities including Appalachia shale, Kitimat LNG, and other international projects. Chevron is evaluating its strategic alternatives for these assets, including...

NEB Grants Chevron Canada 40-year LNG Export License

BNN Bloomberg reports that the Canadian National Energy Board (NEB) has approved Chevron Canada’s application for a 40-year license to export LNG from its proposed liquefaction and LNG export terminal at Kitimat, British Columbia. The license was granted despite environmental opposition. According to the report, the Kitimat LNG project “is designed to be the world’s first...

FERC Chairman Meets with Polish Counterpart to Discuss LNG

Last week, FERC Chairman Neil Chatterjee met with Rafał Gawin, President of the Polish Energy Regulatory Office, to discuss, among other things, development of the LNG sector in the United States and Europe.  

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