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Nexus mainline OK'd for service; Rio Grande LNG passes environmental review

Mainline of Nexus Gas Transmission authorized for service

Nexus Gas Transmission LLC, a joint venture of Enbridge Inc. and DTE Energy Co., received federal authorization to put a big part of its 1.5-Bcf/d natural gas pipeline into service, opening a major outlet for the Marcellus and Utica shales.

The facilities that will go into service will allow Nexus to provide 966.8 MMcf/d of gas transportation service, almost two-thirds of the entire project's design capacity.

NextDecade's Rio Grande LNG export project passes environmental review

NextDecade Corp.'s proposed liquefied natural gas plant and related pipeline projects in Texas cleared an environmental review by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, advancing the export venture toward a final investment decision.

A draft environmental impact statement FERC staff issued Oct. 12 found the export projects would do some harm to the environment, "but these impacts would be reduced to less-than-significant levels" by mitigation measures.

Cheniere CEO: LNG production imminent at next trains at 2 terminals

Cheniere Energy Inc.'s top executive said the company's next two liquefied natural gas trains are "neck and neck" in a race to start producing the commodity.

Cheniere President, CEO and Director Jack Fusco compared a fifth train at the Sabine Pass LNG export terminal in Louisiana to the first train at the Corpus Christi plant in Texas. Cheniere has said it expects both of the trains to begin producing LNG by the end of the year before starting commercial service in 2019.

FERC allows Cheniere to introduce refrigerants to Corpus Christi train 1

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission approved Corpus Christi Liquefaction LLC's request to introduce refrigerants to its first natural gas liquefaction unit at the Corpus Christi export terminal, bringing the plant closer to producing its first LNG by the end of the year.

Cheniere gets FERC permission to introduce refrigerants at Sabine Pass train 5

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission gave Cheniere subsidiaries permission to introduce refrigerants into the fifth natural gas liquefaction train at the Sabine Pass export terminal in preparation for LNG production at the train by the end of the year.