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Kinder Morgan exports 1st LNG cargo; TC Energy looks to boost pipe compression

Kinder Morgan's Elba liquefaction in US exports 1st LNG cargo

Kinder Morgan Inc.'s Elba liquefaction terminal in Georgia shipped its first export cargo Dec. 13, five months after production began at the smallest of the six major U.S. LNG facilities. Elba joins Cheniere Energy Inc.'s Sabine Pass in Louisiana and its Corpus Christi liquefaction terminal in Texas, Sempra Energy's Cameron LNG in Louisiana, Dominion Energy Inc.'s Cove Point in Maryland, and privately held Freeport LNG Development LP in Texas in exporting LNG.

TC Energy eyes compression boost to serve Mexican LNG export project

TC Energy Corp. proposed to increase compression in Arizona on its North Baja Pipeline LLC system to add 495,000 Dth/d of firm gas delivery to the U.S.-Mexico border to serve an LNG export terminal planned for Mexico's Pacific Coast. According to a Dec. 16 application with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, the North Baja XPress project would involve installing about 31,900 horsepower of gas compression at an existing compressor station in La Paz County, Ariz., and modifications to meter stations in La Paz County and Imperial County, Calif.

Freeport LNG ships 1st commissioning cargo from 2nd train in Texas terminal

Freeport LNG shipped the first commissioning LNG cargo from the second liquefaction train of its export terminal on Quintana Island in Freeport, Texas. The second train's first cargo is a precursor to its substantial completion, according to a Dec. 18 news release. The partnership started LNG production on the second train in early December. Freeport LNG expects initial production on its third train to start in the first quarter of 2020.

BP describes 'world-class scale' gas finds offshore Mauritania, Senegal

Oil major BP PLC said its recent three-well drilling campaign offshore Mauritania and Senegal identified natural gas reservoirs that are of a "world-class scale." "This is an exciting result as it proves that our seismic data is identifying hydrocarbon reservoirs deeper than we had previously thought," BP's head of exploration, Howard Leach, said in a statement. "We have identified a large prospective area with considerable resource potential in Southern Mauritania. We will now conduct further appraisal drilling to help inform future development decisions."