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U.S. government discouraged Chinese investment in LNG exports

NEW YORK – The U.S. Department of Energy has advised American companies not to allow Chinese companies to invest in U.S. liquefied natural gas export projects, the head of one such venture told Reuters on Thursday. The advice contributed to a lack of lucrative U.S. gas export deals with Chinese companies, said Michael Smith, the chief executive of Freeport LNG. ...

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Construction to begin on sixth LNG export facility in Corpus Christi

Cheniere Energy, Inc. has announced that the ink on final investments is drying and the awaited liquefaction export project near Corpus Christi, Texas is on the road to completion. On Wednesday, the company’s Board of Directors made the call to Bechtel Oil, Gas and Chemicals, Inc. to commence construction of the first two natural gas liquefaction trains. The CCL Project ...

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US Energy Dept gives Cove Point final OK to export LNG

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Energy Department said Thursday it has given the final approval for Dominion Resources to export liquefied natural gas (LNG) from its Cove Point, Maryland plant. The Cove Point plant is investing $3.8 billion in new infrastructure to ship up to 0.77 billion cubic feet of LNG starting late in 2017 to countries with which the United ...

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Can LNG save the Western Slope?

Low oil prices dealt a heavy blow to Colorado’s energy economy over the past year, but the Western Slope’s struggle with cheap natural gas began nearly six years ago. According to a report from the Denver Post, the Slope’s considerable production of “dry gas” and deficient output of oil and petroleum products lands the region in a particularly difficult financial quandary. But ...

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North Dakota legislative update

The North Dakota Legislature finished up its 64th assembly Wednesday afternoon with notable items accomplished on a long list of bills. While not all the items on the table were resolved, such as funding for the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS), several bills were passed and signed into law. Specific information about each bill in this was obtained from the ...

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Hawaii Gas chief backs bill curbing use of LNG

Kawainui marsh

Alicia Moy, president and CEO of Hawaii Gas, said she supports a bill sitting on Gov. David Ige’s desk that would limit the use of liquefied natural gas in Hawaii, despite the utility looking to supply the resource to the state in bulk. House Bill 1286 mandates that the use of LNG in Hawaii does not slow the development and ...

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Nova Scotia company wants to move LNG north through Maine for export

LNG infrastructure

PORTLAND, Maine – The first approved exporter of liquefied natural gas in Eastern Canada has asked U.S. energy regulators for permission to bring the fuel from central and western Canada through New England before shipping to foreign markets. The company Bear Head LNG, a subsidiary of the Australian company Liquified Natural Gas Limited, has asked federal energy regulators for the ...

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Cargo ship that holds up to 864 million bananas in the works

America’s first liquefied natural gas-fueled cargo ship is in the works to launch this fall. The Maersk Triple-E is longer than two football fields and is one of the cleanest running cargo ships to exist.  The ship is longer than the Eiffel tower is tall and has the capacity to carry 18,000 twenty-foot storage containers, and as stated in the ...

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Who took my gas? Australia’s LNG boom hurts locals: Russell

Clyde Russell is a Reuters columnist. The views expressed are his own. LAUNCESTON, Australia – It’s somewhat ironic that as Australia ramps up to being the world’s biggest exporter of liquefied natural gas (LNG), domestic industries are under threat from not being able to source the fuel. A combination of new LNG plants, exploration moratoriums and a successful anti-gas campaign ...

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