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First Commissioning Cargo Departs Cheniere’s Corpus Christi Liquefaction Facility

Cheniere Energy, Inc. (“Cheniere”) announced today that the first commissioning cargo of LNG “has loaded and departed from its Corpus Christi liquefaction facility in Texas, marking the first export of LNG from the state and from a greenfield liquefaction facility in the lower 48 states.”  The Corpus Christi liquefaction facility’s first train produced first LNG in November and is...

EIA: U.S. LNG export capacity to more than double by the end of 2019

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (“EIA”) projects that U.S. LNG export capacity will reach 8.9 Bcf/day by the end of 2019, making it the third largest in the world behind Australia and Qatar. Currently, U.S. LNG export capacity stands at 3.6 Bcf/day, and it is expected to end the year at 4.9 Bcf/day once the Cameron LNG terminal in Cameron Parish, La., and Freeport LNG...

Gail India Looking to Exchange Cove Point LNG Cargoes

Reuters reports that Gail India is looking to exchange three LNG cargoes during the first quarter of 2019. According to the report, Gail is offering one LNG cargo per month from the Dominion Cove Point LNG terminal in Lusby, Md., for loading in the first quarter of 2019, in exchange for corresponding deliveries to India. Gail India has 20-year deals to buy 5.8 million tonnes per year...

Financing a Challenge to European Imports of U.S. LNG

Bloomberg reports that Andree Stracke, chief commercial officer at German company RWE AG’s trading unit, says that one of the challenges in getting U.S. LNG to Europe is a lack of financing. RWE AG is Germany’s biggest power producer which signed two contracts for U.S. LNG supply this year. According to the report, “to minimize price risk, lenders to U.S. projects typically require...

Vitol and Petronas Sign HOA for LNG Canada Supplies

PETRONAS through its subsidiary, PETRONAS LNG Ltd and Vitol Asia Pte Ltd (Vitol) have announced the signing of binding Heads of Agreement (HOA) for a long-term LNG sale and purchase agreement. Under the terms of the agreement, signed on October 1, 2018, the LNG supply to Vitol, commencing in 2024, will be approximately up to 0.8 million tonnes per annum for a period of up to 15 years...

Commissioning Continues at Corpus Christi LNG Terminal

Platts reports that deliveries of feed gas to Cheniere Energy’s Corpus Christi LNG terminal have increased recently as efforts are intensified to load the first full cargo of LNG for export from the terminal. Platts predicts the cargo may go to Europe because of higher LNG prices than the Far...

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