The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission approved several new natural gas projects, including the construction of a new marine terminal for liquefied natural gas (LNG) and expansion of a previously approved LNG project that will increase and enhance the energy infrastructure in the Gulf Coast region of the United States. The Commission approved a proposal by Corpus Christi LNG, L.P. and Cheniere Corpus Christi Pipeline Company to construct and operate a new LNG terminal and related pipeline facilities near Corpus Christi, Texas. The Commission also approved an amended proposal by Cameron LNG, LLC to expand its facilities in Hackberry, LA to receive larger LNG tankers at its terminal that is currently under construction. In separate decisions, the Commission approved three new storage facilities. FERC Chairman Pat Wood, III said, “These facilities add much needed infrastructure to meet our Nation’s ever-increasing demand for reliable and affordable energy.” The Commission authorized Corpus Christi LNG to construct and operate an LNG terminal to import, store and vaporize approximately 2.6 billion cubic feet (Bcf) of LNG per day. In addition, the Commission authorized Cheniere Pipeline Company to construct and operate a 23-mile, 48-inch diameter pipeline that would extend from the proposed terminal and interconnect with various interstate and intrastate pipeline facilities in San Patricio County, TX.
Cheniere Energy Partners' subsidiary Sabine Pass Liquefaction signs a LNG sale and purchase agreement with Total Gas & Power North America. Cheniere Partners owns 100 percent of the Sabine Pass LNG terminal located on the Sabine Pass Channel in western Cameron Parish, Louisiana. The Sabine Pass LNG terminal has regasification and send-out capacity of 4.0 billion cubic feet per day (Bcf/d) and storage capacity of 16.9 billion cubic feet equivalent (Bcfe).
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued its rule establishing procedures requiring prospective applicants for FERC authorization to site and construct a liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal to begin the agency’s pre-filing review process at least six months prior to filing an application. The rule comes into effect on November 17. An unofficial copy of this rule was included in an earlier edition of this newsletter. 70 Fed. Reg. 60426 (HK Law).
The House of Representatives voted 66-0 to approve legislation introduced by Rep. Raymond E. Gallison Jr. to require any LNG tanker to have an LNG-certified American master mariner present on each trip through Rhode Island waters and during transfer of cargo. Representative Gallison, chairman of the Special House Commission to Study the Transportation of Liquefied Natural Gas and a Democrat who represents District 69 in Bristol and Portsmouth
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued a Notice stating that it has received an application of construction and operation of the Vista del Sol LNG terminal at Ingleside, Texas. Comments on the application should be submitted by September 29, 2004. 69 Fed. Reg. 55609 (HK Law)
Liquefied natural gas for shipping by 2015 at the latest is the pledge in a collaboration between the Ports of Gothenberg and Rotterdam and private infrastructure companies spurred on by a SEK 305-million European Union grant. "EU support is a clear indication of how important shipping is for sustainable transport throughout Europe," says Magnus Kårestedt, Port of Gothenburg Chief Executive. The Dutch company Vopak and the Swedish gas infrastructure company Swedegas are
In the first half of 2007 the Division won two major long-term contracts. A 25-year contract will be carried out in a joint venture involving the provision of 4 tugs for an LNG terminal in Italy. This contract will start contributing in the second half of 2008. In addition, a long-term contract was acquired in Angola. This contract will start contributing towards the end of 2007. Part of the activities in Gabon, which were carried out with an (aged) river fleet, were divested
The U.S. Coast Guard and the Maritime Administration (MARAD) issued a Notice stating that the draft environmental impact statement (DEIS) for the proposed Pearl Crossing LNG Terminal is available for review. The proposal calls for construction of the terminal in the Gulf of Mexico approximately 41 miles south of Cameron, Louisiana. Public meetings will be held in Sulphur, Louisiana (May 3); Johnsons Bayou, Louisiana (May 4); and Portland, Texas (May 5)
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued an Order granting authorization for construction and operation of a liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal on Quintana Island, near Freeport, Texas. The facility is to include, among other things, an LNG ship maneuvering area, a protected single-berth unloading dock, and a storm protection levee. Plans call for the facility to be in operation for the 2006-2007 winter heating season. Docket No. CP03-75-000 (HK Law).
Agreements concluded with America's Dominion energy company have secured Statoil (OSE: STL, NYSE: STO) a fourfold increase in its access to liquefied natural gas capacity in the US market. This will be achieved by expanding the Cove Point LNG terminal in Maryland and associated pipeline transportation capacity on the American east coast. "These agreements give us unique market access to the north-eastern USA, where gas demand is high and the market robust and liquid
Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. (Boskalis) has successfully completed the sale of its Australian harbor towage business to its strategic partner Smit Lamnalco. The sale is part of a strategic realignment of the company's towage activities. Boskalis received US$ 55-million in cash for all the
One major new development on the Northern Sea Route is the interest in using it to move liquefied natural gas to energy-hungry Asian markets, writes Stan Jones of the Office of the Federal Coordinator, Alaska Natural Gas in a recent article.
Earlier this week, Commissioner William P. Doyle met with Japanese public and private sector officials to discuss U.S. natural gas, exports, and the Panama Canal. Japan is the world's largest importer of liquefied natural gas (LNG). The country has relied on imported natural gas for decades as
The Energy Department has conditionally authorized Freeport LNG Expansion, L.P. and FLNG Liquefaction, LLC (Freeport) to export additional volumes of domestically produced liquefied natural gas (LNG) to countries that do not have a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with the United States from the
Effective June 1, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) will establish LNG Project Management Department, within the Environmental and Chemical Plant Project Management Division of the Company's Engineering Headquarters. The new department will be dedicated to market exploration of LNG
Emissions regulations from 2015 onwards are driving shipowners to a crossroads on fuel selection. Ahead of Europort 2013, Rotterdam, Dutch interests are making significant waves in tangible investments in LNG as a fuel option. While there is not consensus on the potential of liquefied natural
On June 21, 2013 under the auspices of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum a number of agreements were signed between Gazprom Marketing & Trading (GM&T), Russian Maritime Register of Shipping (RS), JSC United Shipbuilding Corporation and ОАО Sovcomflot (SCF) to promote Russian
One of the most senior figures in the UK Ports Industry, Peter Jones, has been appointed Chairman of the Port of Milford Haven and will take up the post on 1, August 2013. Having retired earlier this year as Chief Executive of the UK’s largest ports group Associated British Ports
The Energy Department announced it has conditionally authorized Lake Charles Exports, LLC (Lake Charles) to export domestically produced liquefied natural gas (LNG) to countries that do not have a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with the United States from the Lake Charles Terminal in Lake Charles
Suspected al Qaeda militants killed four Yemeni soldiers in their sleep early on Sunday in an attack on forces guarding the country's only liquefied natural gas (LNG) export terminal, a local official told Reuters. The assault follows an escalating campaign of drone strikes by the United States
The first cargo vessel, carrying liquified gas for the LNG Terminal at Puthuvype from RasGas in Qatar, has arrived off the port, and is anchored until necessary dredging work is completed, reports Business Standard. With the shipment, the Petronet LNG terminal
The berth basin of the Petronet LNG terminal is not deep enough to facilitate the tanker vessel holding the terminal’s first consignment of LNG, forcing the ship to wait in anchorage at the Cochin Port as a navigable route is dredged, multiple news sources reported
The CNOOC Gas and Power Group, a wholly-owned subsidiary of CNOOC, China's largest offshore oil and gas producer, informs that its first floating liquified natural gas (LNG) project has gone through government approval, reports Xinhua. The floating LNG terminal project
Qatar Liquefied Gas Company Limited (Qatargas) and Petronas LNG (UK) Limited have signed a 5-year Sales and Purchase Agreement (SPA) for shipment of an annual LNG volume of 1.14 million tones, to the UK, effective January 2014. The LNG will be supplied from Qatargas 4 (Train 7)
Mexican state power utility CFE has declared 'force majeure' on imports into the Manzanillo liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal after Hurricane Manuel damaged a pipeline, reports Reuters, citing a source with knowledge of the incident. The line in question, the Guadalajara Pipeline