A roundup of news and commentary from NGI’s LNG Insight 

  • Venture Global Inc. has requested authorization from FERC to commission its first block of smaller, modular liquefaction trains at the Calcasieu Pass LNG terminal in Louisiana. The company requested that commissioning be allowed to begin by Friday (Oct. 29). 
  • FERC has granted Cheniere Energy Inc. authorization to increase LNG exports by 261 Bcf/year from its Sabine Pass and Corpus Christi terminals. The company has increased capacity by maximizing the efficiency of existing liquefaction trains. 
  • The German Economy Ministry found that allowing the Nord Stream 2 pipeline to move additional natural gas from Russia would not threaten energy supplies in the European Union. The ministry’s supply analysis is required for Germany’s Federal Network Agency to certify the system, which has been completed and is awaiting the certification.
  • Australia has pledged to reach net-zero emissions by 2050 ahead of the upcoming 26th Conference of the Parties (COP26) of the United Nations Climate Change Framework Convention in Glasgow, Scotland, next month. The country joins other major energy exporters in announcing similar goals and is in line with its leading trade partners in China, Japan and South Korea, according to Wood Mackenzie.