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Shell Plans Exit From Proposed Lake Charles LNG Export Project

Shell announced that “[g]iven current market conditions . . . it will not proceed with an equity interest in the proposed Lake Charles LNG [export] project.” Energy Transfer will take over as the project developer. The press release states that “Lake Charles LNG is a proposed 50/50 project between Shell and Energy Transfer that seeks to convert Energy Transfer’s...

Sempra Expected to Make FIDs on Costa Azul and Port Arthur LNG Projects This Year

Reuters reports that Sempra Energy (Sempra) is expected to make final investment decisions (FIDs) this year on the proposed Costa Azul LNG export plant in Baja California, Mexico in Q1 2020, and the proposed Port Arthur LNG liquefaction and export terminal in Port Arthur, Texas in Q3 2020. According to the report, Energia Costa Azul LNG has non-binding 20-year agreements with units of...

Cameron LNG Train 2 Begins Commercial Operation

Sempra LNG announced that liquefaction Train 2 at its affiliate Cameron LNG’s terminal in Hackberry, La., has begun commercial operation under Cameron LNG’s tolling agreements. According to the press release, Train 3 remains on track to start initial LNG production in the second quarter of 2020 and to commence commercial operations in the third quarter of 2020....

Venture Global Plaquemines LNG and EDF Enter Into 20-Year SPA

Venture Global LNG, Inc. announced that Venture Global Plaquemines LNG, LLC and Électricité de France, S.A. (EDF) have entered into a 20-year Sales and Purchase Agreement (SPA) for the supply of one million tonnes per annum of LNG from the proposed Plaquemines LNG export facility in Plaquemines Parish, La. According to the press release, under this agreement, EDF will purchase LNG on a...

Freeport LNG Train 2 Begins Commercial Operation

Freeport LNG announced the start of commercial operations for the second liquefaction train of its three train facility on Quintana Island, Texas, with the commencement of gas deliveries from BP under its 20-year tolling agreement with Freeport. According to the press release, “Freeport LNG’s Train 1 began commercial operations in [December], with the commencement of Osaka Gas’s and...

Cameron LNG Begins Production at Train 2

Cameron LNG has begun producing LNG from the second liquefaction train at its export facility in Hackberry, La. According to the press release, Train 2 and Train 3 are expected to commence commercial operations under Cameron LNG’s tolling agreements in the first and third quarter of 2020, respectively. Train 1 started commercial operation in August 2019. Cameron LNG is jointly owned by...

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