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Elba Island LNG Production Pushed Back to Q1 2019

Kinder Morgan has announced that the first of ten LNG production units at affiliate Southern LNG Company’s terminal at Elba Island, Georgia, is now expected to be placed in service in Q1 2019, with the remaining nine units expected to come online throughout 2019. The company had anticipated an initial in-service date of Q4 2018 for the first LNG production unit at the facility. The...

Venture Global LNG Signs Supply Contracts with Polish Oil and Gas

The Houston Chronicle reports that Venture Global LNG has signed two 20-year contracts to provide LNG from its proposed Calcasieu Pass and Plaquemines LNG terminals in Louisiana with the state-run Polish Oil and Gas Company. Under the agreements, each terminal will supply the Polish company with 1 million metric tons of LNG per year. According to the report, the Calcasieu Pass facility...

FERC Releases Draft EIS for Rio Grande LNG Project

FERC Staff has released the draft environmental impact statement (EIS) for the proposed Rio Grande LNG export terminal in Cameron County, Texas, and interconnected pipeline. The draft EIS “concludes that construction and operation of the Rio Grande LNG Project would result in some adverse environmental impacts, but these impacts would be reduced to less than significant levels....

FERC Initiates Pre-Filing Review for Pointe LNG Project

FERC has issued a letter initiating its pre-filing environmental review process for the proposed Pointe LNG liquefaction and export terminal on the east bank of the Mississippi River in Plaquemines Parish, La., and the interconnected pipelines. The proposed liquefaction project will consist of, among other things, three LNG liquefaction trains, each with a nominal capacity of 2.0...

Tokyo Gas Signs HOA for LNG Canada Purchases

Platts reports that Tokyo Gas Tuesday has signed a heads of agreement (HOA) with Diamond Gas International, the trading arm of Mitsubishi Corporation, to purchase LNG from the proposed LNG Canada project in British Columbia. According to the report, the HOA provides that Tokyo Gas will purchase up to 0.6 million metric tonnes/year from LNG Canada for a period of 13 years, from April...

FERC Initiates Pre-Filing Environmental Review for Galveston Bay LNG Project

FERC has issued a letter granting Galveston Bay LNG, LLC’s request to initiate the pre-filing environmental review process for the proposed Galveston Bay LNG export facility within the city of Texas City, Texas, at a site on Galveston Bay known as Shoal Point. The export facility would include three LNG liquefaction trains, each with a nominal capacity of 5.5 million tonnes per annum....

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