DOE publishes rule to expedite small-scale LNG exports
The U.S. Department of Energy issued a final rule that mostly eliminates the need for a review of low-volume LNG exports to nations that do not have a free trade agreement with the U.S., putting such trade in the same category as exports to countries with a free trade agreement.
The rule will allow the DOE to automatically authorize LNG exports to non-FTA countries from U.S. export projects if the completed application involves "small-scale natural gas export" that does not exceed 51.75 Bcf per year, or 0.14 Bcf/d, and does not require an environmental assessment or environmental impact statement under the National Environmental Policy Act.
Project shippers ask FERC to expedite approval of LNG feeder pipe from Oklahoma
Committed shippers on a $1.03 billion natural gas natural gas pipeline that would deliver gas from the SCOOP and STACK plays in Oklahoma to LNG export facilities in the Gulf of Mexico asked federal regulators to hurry the project's authorization.
The 36-inch-diameter line would have approximately 1.4 Bcf/d of firm capacity to transport gas from Kingfisher County, Okla., to pipelines that would carry the supplies to the Sabine Pass and Corpus Christi LNG export terminals.
Jordan Cove LNG head no longer with project or parent company Pembina
Jordan Cove LNG LLC CEO Elizabeth Spomer has left the Oregon LNG export project and its parent company, Pembina Pipeline Corp., a Pembina spokesman confirmed.
PNG LNG signs 3-year midterm LNG sales deal with PetroChina
Exxon Mobil Corp.-operated PNG LNG Project signed a midterm LNG sales and purchase agreement to provide China's state-owned PetroChina Co. Ltd. with about 450,000 tonnes on LNG per year for three years beginning in July.
Australia's Woodside Petroleum exits Sempra's Port Arthur LNG export facility
Perth, Australia-based Woodside Petroleum Ltd. informed Sempra Energy of its decision to exit the Port Arthur LNG gas export facility in Texas, Bloomberg News reported July 18.
US gas demand increases as use for power generation rises by 9%
Natural gas demand in the U.S. increased slightly in the week that ended July 18, the U.S. Energy Information Administration said in its July 19 "Natural Gas Weekly Update."