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Dredging works are progressing at Freeport LNG to accommodate a second ship dock. Works began in early February 2016 and once completed in 2018, the Freeport facility will be able…
The US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has given the green light to Cameron LNG to build two additional liquefaction Trains and five in total for almost 25 mtpa in…
Within hours of the opening of the first booking period, the Panama Canal Authority (ACP) has filled all 25 available slots. First commercial transit through the expanded Canal is due…
The first cargo of US LNG to head for Europe is expected to land in Portugal. Galp Energy purchased the cargo shipped from Cheniere’s Sabine Pass terminal which is expected…
Passing of “The Energy Policy Modernization Act” in the US Senate by a vote of 85-12 was hailed by LNG project developers as a ‘watershed moment’. The bill will speed…
With the first ever US LNG cargo having set sail from Sabine Pass in February, the share of LNG from North America will continue to grow and is forecast to…
Despite relatively low prices, production of US natural gas production reached a record high level of 79 Bcf/d in 2015, up 5% year-on-year, according to EIA figures. Five states –…
A decline in engineering quality is jeopardizing timely proceedings and project management for new LNG ventures, Neeraj Nandurdikar, analyst at Independent Project Analysis (IPA) of Ashburn told the LNG18 conference.
Not only will Iran’s oil exports rise, once sanctions are untangled, the Islamic Republic is also gearing up to boost natural gas and liquids production. EIA analysts anticipate Iran’s non-crude…
Once sanctions are lifted, Iran aims to sell gas to Persian Gulf states, notably Oman, for export as LNG to global markets. The head of National Iranian Gas Export Co.…
LNG Ltd has received the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) authorization to site, construct, and operate facilities to liquefy and export domestically produced natural gas from its Magnolia LNG terminal…
The US Department of Energy (DoE) has granted an authorization to Kansas-based Flint Hills Resources to export around 120,000 gallons per day of LNG over a 20-year period from an…
Supporters of a proposed $6 billion LNG export venture on the Columbia River have decided to call an end to the project, known as Oregon LNG. They told regulators they…
Frustration seems to have given way to open threats as Malaysia’s Petronas has set an ultimatum on March 31, piling pressure on the Canadian federal government to approve the contested…

News Nudges

Cameron LNG schedule

The US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has been notified by the Sempra-led Cameron LNG export project that the last two Trains of the three-Train project would enter commercial service by 19 September 2020 rather than in Q1 and Q2-2020. This is because the FERC approved the construction of three liquefaction Trains in the first phase at Cameron on June 19, 2014 and the permit required the project be completed within five years. However, work and weather-related delays have affected the original schedule. Trains-1 is scheduled to ship its first cargo in June after production from feed-gas supplies began earlier in May. When completed the Cameron plant will export at least 12 mtpa of LNG, or about 1.7 Bcf/d of natural gas. Cameron LNG is owned by Sempra and other shareholders include Total, Mitsui & Co. and LNG Investment, a company jointly owned by Mitsubishi and Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK Line).


Jacksonville LNG starts

JAX LNG, situated at Dames Point in Jacksonville, Florida, has held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to mark the start-up of the newly constructed plant. JAX LNG is the first small-scale plant in the US with both marine and truck-loading capabilities and was built through a joint venture between Pivotal LNG and NorthStar Midstream.