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DOE Grants Non-FTA Export Authority to Venture Global Plaquemines LNG

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has issued an order authorizing Venture Global Plaquemines LNG, LLC (Plaquemines LNG) to export U.S.-sourced LNG to nations without a free trade agreement (non-FTA) with the United States. Plaquemines LNG is authorized to export up to 1,240 Bcf/year (3.4 Bcf/day) of LNG equivalent over a 20-year term from the proposed Plaquemines LNG Project in...

DOE Grants Non-FTA Export Authority to Eagle LNG Partners Jacksonville

The U.S. Department of Energy (“DOE”) has issued an order authorizing Eagle LNG Partners Jacksonville LLC (“Eagle LNG”) to export domestically produced LNG from its proposed LNG facility at Jacksonville, Fla., to nations without a free trade agreement (non-FTA) with the United States. Eagle LNG is authorized to export 0.14 Bcf/day of natural gas (49.8 Bcf/year or 1.0 million metric...

Elba Island Begins Commercial Operation

Platts reports that the relatively small (nameplate capacity approximately 33 MMcf/day) Elba Island liquefaction and export terminal near Savannah, Ga., has begun commercial operation. According to the report, the Elba Island facility is supported by a 20-year contract with Shell, which will take 100% of the liquefaction capacity of the terminal....

FERC Authorizes Venture Global Plaquemines LNG Terminal

FERC has issued an order authorizing Venture Global Plaquemines LNG, LLC to site, construct, and operate a new LNG export terminal and associated facilities (“Project”) along the Mississippi River in Plaquemines Parish, La., and Venture Global Gator Express, LLC to construct an interconnected pipeline. The Project, to be constructed in two phases, is designed with a total nameplate...

Elba Island Project Cleared for Commercial Service

Platts reports that FERC has authorized Kinder Morgan to place the first liquefaction train at its Elba Island, Ga., export terminal into commercial service, “amid consistent LNG production at the facility over the last two weeks.” The report states that no commissioning cargoes have shipped from the facility, and it remained unclear when the first commercial cargo would be ready to...

UK Utility Begins Purchases of Sabine Pass LNG

United Kingdom utility Centrica plc announced it has loaded its first LNG cargo from the fifth LNG train at the Sabine Pass liquefaction plant in Cameron Parish, La., under the agreement signed in 2013 with Cheniere Energy Partners, L.P. The gas was loaded onto the GasLog Ltd chartered Skagen vessel over the weekend and will be transiting the Atlantic to land in Europe in early...

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