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FERC Releases Final EIS for Jordan Cove Energy Project

FERC has released the Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for Jordan Cove Energy Project’s proposed liquefaction and LNG export terminal in Coos Bay, Ore. The Final EIS “concludes that constructing and operating the project would result in temporary, long-term, and permanent impacts on the environment. Many of these impacts would not be significant or would be reduced to less...

DOE Authorizes Long-Term Small-Scale LNG Exports

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has issued orders authorizing long-term “small-scale natural gas exports” to Blue Water Fuels, LLC (Blue Water Fuels) and SpotX Energy, LLC (SpotX). Under DOE’s regulations, “small-scale natural gas exports” are deemed to be consistent with the public interest under section 3(a) of the Natural Gas Act. Both Blue Water Fuels and SpotX are authorized...

Commonwealth LNG Files for DOE Export Authority

Commonwealth LNG, LLC (Commonwealth), has filed an application with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) requesting long-term, multi-contract authorization to export up to 441.4 Bcf/year of domestically produced LNG to Free Trade Agreement (FTA) countries, and to Non-Free Trade Agreement (Non-FTA) countries. Commonwealth requested authorization for: (i) a 25-year period for exports to...

Sempra Energy and Mitsui Sign MOU for Development of LNG Export Projects in North America

Sempra Energy announced that it has entered into a memorandum of understanding (“MOU”) with Mitsui & Co., LTD. reflecting the parties’ preliminary agreement for Mitsui’s participation in the Cameron LNG Phase 2 project at Hackberry, La., and a future expansion of the Energía Costa Azul (“ECA”) LNG project in Baja California, Mexico.  According to...

North Slope LNG Export Project Proposed

Qilak LNG, a new company headed by former Alaska Lt. Governor Mead Treadwell, announced that it plans to construct an LNG liquefaction facility at Point Thomson, Alaska, and ship LNG produced from the North Slope gas to Asian markets on ice-breaking tankers. Qilak is a subsidiary of Dubai-based Lloyds Energy. David Clarke, President and COO of Qilak, said the company has partnered with...

FERC Releases Environmental Review Schedule for Commonwealth LNG

FERC has released the schedule for its environmental review of the proposed Commonwealth LNG, LLC liquefaction and LNG export facility and an associated natural gas pipeline in Cameron Parish, La. A draft environmental impact statement (EIS) is expected to be released in May 2020, and a final EIS is scheduled to be released on October 2, 2020. Other federal agencies’ reviews of the...

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