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DOE Grants Authorization for Non-FTA LNG Re-Exports from Proposed Mexican Terminals

The U.S Department of Energy (DOE) has issued an order authorizing Energía Costa Azul, S. de R.L. de C.V. (ECA) to re-export, over a 20-year period, up to 475 Bcf/yr of U.S.-sourced natural gas in the form of LNG to nations without a Free Trade Agreement with the United States (non-FTA). ECA is authorized to re-export the LNG by vessel from the proposed ECA Large-Scale Project, to be...

NextDecade Signs LNG Contract Indexed to Brent Oil Prices

NextDecade Corp., developer of the Rio Grande LNG export project in Brownsville, Texas, announced that it has signed the first long-term contract for LNG to be exported from the United States to be indexed to Brent oil prices. According to the press release, NextDecade signed a 20-year binding sales and purchase agreement (SPA) with Shell NA LNG, LLC for the supply of two million...

Venture Global Calcasieu Pass Permitted to Commence Site Preparation Activities

FERC has issued a notice authorizing Venture Global Calcasieu Pass, LLC to commence full site preparation activities, with certain exceptions, for the proposed Calcasieu Pass Project along the Calcasieu Ship Channel in Cameron Parish,...

Elba Island LNG Exports to Begin Late April 2019

Reuters reports that, because of construction delays, Kinder Morgan has pushed back to late April 2019 the start-up date of the first LNG production train at its Elba Island export terminal near Savannah, Ga. Completion of all ten liquefaction trains proposed for the terminal may not occur until January...

FERC Releases Final EIS for Texas LNG Brownsville Project

FERC has released the final environmental impact statement (EIS) for Texas LNG Brownsville, LLC’s proposed Texas LNG liquefaction and export terminal on the Brownsville Ship Channel in Cameron County, Texas. The EIS concludes that “approval of the Texas LNG Project would result in adverse environmental impacts. However, with the mitigation measures recommended in the EIS, impacts in...

DOE Releases January 2019 U.S. LNG Export Data

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has released data on exports of U.S.-produced LNG through January 2019. The data show the top five countries of destination, representing 54.9% of total U.S. LNG exports, as Japan (17.5 Bcf), South Korea (17.0 Bcf), Mexico (14.3 Bcf), Italy (10.5 Bcf), and the United Kingdom (10.4 Bcf). The data also show that 37 vessel-borne cargoes were shipped...

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