Houston-based Tellurian Inc.’s Driftwood LNG liquefied natural gas (LNG) export terminal proposed for Louisiana has received authorization from the U.S. Department of Energy to export LNG) to free trade agreement (FTA) nations. Tellurian has also submitted an application to export LNG to non-FTA nations and expects to file its Federal Energy Regulatory Commission application for the project later this quarter. Driftwood LNG is a proposed 26 million tonne per annum LNG export facility near Lake Charles, LA. Tellurian expects to begin construction in 2018 and deliver first LNG in 2022, with full operations in 2025.

Alaska Electric Light & Power, a unit of Avista, has abandoned plans to ship liquefied natural gas from British Columbia to Juneau, according to a report by Alaska’s Energy Desk, an initiative of Alaska public media stations. The original plan dates back to a few years ago when natural gas prices were more competitive with those for oil. The $170 million project was too costly to pursue when the Alaska economy is in decline, the utility said.