Processing/LNG

JV Plans LNG Production Facility To Serve Permian Basin

Stabilis Energy and Flint Hills Resources announced plans for their joint venture to acquire property in Odessa, TX for construction of a second planned LNG facility.

Dominion Accepts FERC Order Approving Cove Point LNG Export Project

Dominion notified the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission that it has accepted the commission's order approving the Cove Point LNG liquefaction and export project and all of FERC's environmental conditions.

Changes At Federal Pipeline Regulatory Agencies

One top federal pipeline regulator left her job and a prominent state regulator is coming to Washington to fill a second high-profile pipeline job. Cynthia Quarterman left as administrator of the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) Oct. 3. No replacement has been named. Meanwhile, the White House nominated Colette Honorable as a commissioner at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). When confirmed, which is likely, she would probably be appointed chairman. Honorable is chair of the Public Service Commission in Arkansas.

INGAA Foundation, ICF Release Data Underpinning Pipeline Study

The INGAA Foundation Inc. and ICF International are making available analytical data supporting the Foundation’s North American Midstream Infrastructure Through 2035: Capitalizing On Our Energy Abundance report, (see <em>P&GJ</em> <a href="http://www.pipelineandgasjournal.com/study-estimates-us-and-canadian-midstream-investments-30-billion-year">May 2014, Pg. 30</a> for an excerpt from the report).

GateTerminal Simultaneously Reloads Two LNG Carriers

For the first time in its history the Gate terminal, located on the Maasvlakte in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, simultaneously reloaded the Wilgas and Coral Methane LNG carriers with LNG.

Bechtel Puts LNG Tanks To Test On Curtis Island Projects

Bechtel has hydro-tested two additional LNG storage tanks built on Curtis Island in Queensland, Australia.

GM&T Bunkers LNG Vessel In Russia For First Time

Gazprom Marketing & Trading’s newly delivered LNG carrier Pskov received bunkers (heavy fuel oil and marine gas oil) at the port of Nakhodka in the Primorskiy Region of Russia. This marks the first time a GM&T time-chartered LNG vessel has bunkered in a Russian port. Bunkers were provided by GazpromNeft Marine Bunker.

Tenaska NG Fuels, Waller Marine Announce LA Liquefaction and Fueling Facility

Tenaska NG Fuels, LLC and Waller Marine, Inc. have announced an agreement to develop, construct, own and operate a natural gas liquefaction and fueling facility along the New Orleans-Baton Rouge Mississippi River corridor with access to the Gulf of Mexico.

Stakeholders Review Alternatives To Bonaparte LNG

Santos (40%) and operator GDF SUEZ (60%) announced the Bonaparte LNG project will consider options other than floating LNG technology to develop the Petrel, Tern and Frigate natural gas fields, located 250 km offshore west of Darwin, Australia. These options will include a pipeline connection to Darwin.

PNGs FSRG Loads First LNG Cargo Off Indonesia

Hoegh LNG announced the floating storage regasification unit (FSRU) Lampung project, off Indonesia, began commercial operation in mid-July for its client Perusahaan Gas Negara (PGN).

Market Realities Increase National Interdependencies

The ability to unlock domestic shale formations has been transformational for the United States. However, the ripple effects of this energy boom extend well beyond the North American continent.

DOE Gives Green Light For LNG Export From Oregon To Non-Free Trade Agreement Countries

The Department of Energy has conditionally authorized LNG Development Co., LLC (Oregon LNG) to export domestically produced LNG to countries that do not have a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with the United States, from the Oregon LNG Terminal in Warrenton, OR.

LNG Buyers Continue To Seek Price Relief

Liquefied natural gas (LNG) buyers continued to show no love to sellers at the Gastech Conference and Exhibition held in South Korea recently.

Why Manufacturers Oppose Unfettered LNG Exports

The Ukraine-Russia crisis has Congress rushing to consider monumental changes to accelerate exports of LNG that will permanently and negatively affect the U.S. natural gas market, due to high OPEC cartel crude oil-linked LNG prices, driving export demand.

Bechtel Completes Installation Of Modules For LNG Train At Australian Facility

Bechtel delivered and installed all of the modules for the LNG production train at the GLNG facility on Curtis Island in Queensland, Australia.

Technip Awarded LNG Plant Contract In China

Technip has been awarded an engineering, procurement and technical assistance contract by Fengzhen Wanjie Gas Co. Ltd. for an LNG plant in Fengzhen City, Inner Mongolia Province, China. The plant will consist of 1.3 million Nm3/day LNG train (0.35 Mtpa) and a 0.3 million Nm3/day compressed natural gas (CNG) station.

First LNG Cargo From Papua New Guinea Bound For Japan

The first shipment of LNG from ExxonMobil PNG Limited’s US$19 billion PNG LNG project recently left Papua New Guinea carrying a cargo bound for Tokyo Electric Power Co. Inc. (TEPCO), in Japan. Production from the first train began in April and production from the second train has begun as more wells came online.

Alaska Governor Signs Bill Advancing Natural Gas Pipeline Project

Gov. Sean Parnell moved Alaska one step closer to a gas line by signing Senate Bill 138 on May 8. The bill advances a large-diameter natural gas pipeline project, allowing the state to become an owner in the Alaska LNG Project. It also provides for getting North Slope gas to Alaskans first, using local hire.

Sempras Cameron LNG Terminal Passes Environmental Review

Sempra Energy’s subsidiary, Cameron LNG LLC, moved a step closer to building its Cameron liquefied natural gas plant in Louisiana. According to Reuters, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) completed an environmental impact statement for the project on April 30.

North Dakota LNG Offers First-To-Market Bakken LNG Production Plant

Gov. Jack Dalrymple and other state officials joined North Dakota LNG in announcing a new liquefied natural gas (LNG) production facility will go online in Tioga this summer.

Business Monitor: Good Days Ahead For Malaysias Upstream

Malaysia's upstream segment could see good days ahead in the short-to-medium term as the completion of both greenfield and brownfield developments brings new volumes of oil and gas online, Business Monitor predicted in a new report.

Texas-Based LNG Plant Planned

Applied Natural Gas Fuels, Inc. has purchased 31 acres of land in the RailPort Business Park in Midlothian, TX to build a multi-liquefier LNG production platform previously announced in September 2013.

Environmental Review Underway For Gas Pipeline To Kitimat, BC

Coastal GasLink filed an environmental assessment application that is now in a 180-day public review period for the proposed 400-mile Coastal GasLink project.

Goldboro LNG Project Gains EA Approval For Nova Scotia LNG Facility

Pieridae Energy (Canada) Ltd. has received environmental assessment (EA) approval for its proposed Goldboro LNG project in Nova Scotia.

Federal Gas Line Office Launches Web Page On LNG Project

The Federal Coordinator’s Office for Alaska Natural Gas Line projects has posted a new web page on its site to provide an easily accessible collection of public information on the proposed Alaska liquefied natural gas project.

EIS Submitted For Canadian LNG Export Facility

Pacific NorthWest LNG formally submitted its Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to both the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (CEAA) and the BC Environmental Assessment Office (BC EAO) for the planned LNG export facility on Canada’s Lelu Island in Port Edward, near Prince Rupert, BC.

Osaka Gas/Chubu Electric Invest In Proposed Freeport LNG Facility

Osaka Gas Co., Ltd. and Chubu Electric Power Co., Inc. have entered into an agreement with Freeport LNG to invest $1.2 billion of equity funding for Freeport LNG's proposed natural gas liquefaction and LNG-loading facility on Quintana Island near Freeport, TX. The facility involves the development of three liquefaction plants or trains.

Pivotal/WesPac Plan LNG Plant In Florida

Pivotal LNG, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of AGL Resources, and WesPac Midstream LLC have been selected by TOTE, Inc. to provide LNG to fuel TOTE's two new container ships in Jacksonville, FL.

Prirazlomnoye: Russia's First Arctic Offshore Field Begins Production

Gazprom announced In December the start of oil production from the Prirazlomnoye Field. It is the first Russian project for developing Arctic shelf reserves and the beginning of Gazprom's large-scale activities aimed at creating a large hydrocarbon production center in the region.

Excelerate Seeks Approval For First FLNG Export Facility In U.S.

Excelerate Energy has filed its formal application with FERC requesting authorization to construct, own, and operate the first floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) export facility in the United States.