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Latest earnings calls from publicly-traded U.S. gas producers show a slowdown in 2019 gas production although the role of private producers increases. Energy Aspects sampled E&P firms with a combined…
Length in natural gas supply the U.S. Mid-Atlantic and Ohio region is building up amid rising production from the Marcellus and Utica Shale. Simultaneously, growing demand in the South Central…
The Argentine Secretary of Energy Gustavo Lopetegui has said it would take some time before Argentina becomes a globally competitive LNG market participant. “Shale gas production could be increased by…
Norway’s Golar LNG in early March started to unload the first commissioning cargo at its Golar Nanook FSRU (floating storage and regas unit) offshore Sergipe, northeastern Brazil. The supply is…
Electricity, not natural gas, will drive the compressors of the Annova LNG export project at Brownsville Ship Channel, lowering the project’s carbon footprint. To that end developers have signed an…
U.S. gas pipeline operator Williams and the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) have set up a US$3.8 billion joint venture that centers around Williams' Ohio Valley Midstream (OVM) and…
Spain’s gas network operator Enagás has agreed to pay $590 million for a 10.93% ownership interest in Tallgrass Energy (TGE), the operator of several U.S. interstate pipelines. To finance the…
US-listed LNG equipment manufacturer Chart Industries and Indian Oil Corp, owner of India’s first East Coast LNG import terminal at Kamarajar Port, Ennore, have entered a cooperation to promote LNG…
The developer of Calcasieu Pass LNG in Louisiana, Venture Global has announced plans to expand the scope of its LNG development business on the US Gulf Coast to 60 mpta…
Kinder Morgan said it would start-up its Elba Island LNG export plant in Georgia in late April after receiving regulatory permission in early March to introduce feed-gas, back-up fuel and…
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has granted approval for the Stratton Ridge pipeline additions to help provide the 700 million cubic feet per day that will be needed provide…
Energy Transfer and Shell plan to move towards a potential final investment decision on the 50-50 joint venture and have started seeking engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) companies, while intending…
The U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has delivered a final environmental impact statement for the Texas LNG export project, giving the green light for proposed project in the Port…
Optimism has been expressed by Peter Altmaier, the German economy minister, that two regasification terminals will be built on the northern Germany coastline “in the foreseeable future” to enable LNG…

News Nudges

Kinder Morgan notifies FERC on progress of Gulf LNG project

Gulf LNG, co-owned by Kinder Morgan and several US equity funds, has just notified the FERC about the progress of the project and the issue of the final environmental impact statement. The Gulf LNG terminal was originally owned by US pipeline company El Paso and later acquired by Kinder, which has sold 50% of the project to US equity funds. The Gulf LNG terminal is being integrated with an existing import terminal at the site in Pascagoula. Building on existing infrastructure, the brownfield project already includes a five-mile send-out pipeline and two LNG storage tanks, each with a capacity of 160,000 cubic metres. Kinder Morgan said that on March 15, 2019, the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, now playing a more active part of the FERC process, issued its letter of determination. This stated that it had reviewed the company’s application and determined that it had demonstrated that the siting of the project complies with Federal Pipeline Safety Standards. In addition, Kinder Morgan had submitted three replies through March 4, 2019, to data requests from FERC staff on the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS). “The comment period on the DEIS closed on February 25, 2019 and FERC is presently engaged in drafting the Final Environmental Impact Statement,” the developer said.