Sempra Energy: Cameron LNG set to ship commercial cargoes in mid-August
Sempra Energy executives expected substantial completion "in the next day or so" on the first natural gas liquefaction train of its Cameron LNG export terminal in Louisiana, paving the way for commercial operations to begin in mid-August. Starting commercial operations will be a key milestone for Sempra as it pursues a goal of becoming one of the top LNG exporters in North America.
Report: Freeport LNG leaks gas in venting, but 'no risk' to community
Freeport LNG Development LP said a gas leak at its export terminal on Quintana Island in Texas posed "no risk to the community," according to Brazoria County, Texas, newspaper The Facts. The leak occurred Aug. 1, the day the company secured federal approval to begin shipping LNG cargoes produced during the facility's commissioning process.
Utah pushing for West Coast LNG exports amid Rockies gas supply glut
Utah is hoping a pair of LNG export projects on the West Coast will be realized and help cure a supply glut that has put pressure on natural gas prices in the landlocked state. The governor's energy teams are working to build a coalition of western states and Native American tribal leaders to help smooth the path for infrastructure projects — Pembina Pipeline Corp.'s Jordan Cove Energy Project LP in Oregon and Sempra's Energia Costa Azul LNG in Mexico — that would help Utah and other Rocky Mountain states get their gas to export markets.
EnLink Midstream to supply gas to Venture Global's Calcasieu Pass LNG project
EnLink Midstream LLC struck a 20-year, fixed-fee agreement for natural gas transportation services with Venture Global LNG to supply its planned Calcasieu Pass LNG export facility in Louisiana. EnLink expects to spend about $20 million in growth capital expenditures on the agreement, which would mostly be logged during 2020, the company announced in its Aug. 6 earnings release.
July gas flows rose at US LNG plants as Cameron LNG went through preflight
Daily natural gas flows feeding U.S. LNG export plants continued to climb in July as federal regulators cleared the country's fourth major terminal to begin shipping commercial cargoes to world markets. Total average gas deliveries in July to Cameron LNG, Dominion Energy Inc.'s Cove Point LNG terminal in Maryland and Cheniere Energy Inc.'s export terminals in Louisiana and Texas were about 5.07 Bcf/d, an increase from nearly 4.73 Bcf/d the month prior.
Coastal GasLink developer halts clearing work on part of C$6.2B gas line
A TC Energy Corp. subsidiary suspended all clearing work on a section of the 670-kilometer natural gas pipeline that would serve a planned Royal Dutch Shell PLC-led LNG facility on British Columbia's coast, citing a lack of required assessments in place before construction began. Coastal GasLink Pipeline Ltd. said an internal audit found that construction started at two areas along the pipeline route before archaeological impact assessments were completed, according to an Aug. 1 news release.