Piedmont Natural Gas will solicit bids for asset management services and gas supply to begin Nov. 1 for its North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee operations. The Charlotte, NC-based utility has a total system throughput of more than 250 Bcf/year, with firm transportation contracts on Columbia Gas Transmission, Columbia Gulf Transmission, Dominion Transmission, East Tennessee Natural Gas Pipeline, Midwestern Gas Transmission, Texas Eastern Transmission, Tennessee Gas Pipeline and Transcontinental Gas Pipeline. The company will be seeking asset management services, seasonal and year round supply for contract terms yet to be determined. To receive a copy of the request for proposals when posted, contact Keith Maust, (704) 731-4901; or Sarah Stabley, (704) 731-4907.

FERC has approved for prefiling review Venture Global Plaquemines LNG LLC‘s planned liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal that would be sited in Plaquemines Parish, LA. Plaquemines LNG plans to construct a terminal ultimately capable of exporting 20 million tonnes per annum (mtpa) of LNG. The first phase would have 10 mtpa of capacity. The project site would be about 623 acres south of Myrtle Grove, LA, on the west side of the Mississippi River, Plaquemines LNG has told the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [PF15-27]. Venture Global also is developing an LNG export terminal in Calcasieu Parish, LA (see Daily GPIJune 24); the Plaquemines project is the company’s second in Louisiana.