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Brief -- Elba Island LNG

Elba Liquefaction Co. LLC and Southern LNG Co. LLC, both units of Kinder Morgan Inc., have asked the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for permission to begin installing by March 10 "Movable Modular Liquefaction System" (MMLS) units at their liquefied natural gas (LNG) liquefaction and export project at the existing Elba Island LNG terminal near Savannah, GA. The Commission approved the project last June. Last December the project received non-free trade agreement (FTA) country export approval. The project is supported by a 20-year contract with Royal Dutch Shell plc. The terminal ultimately will have the capability to both export and import LNG. FTA exports have also been previously authorized by the U.S. Department of Energy. "MMLS combines Shell's tradition of innovation and technology advances with design flexibility that enables construction within the existing site at Elba Island plant," the companies said on the project’s webpage.

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