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DOE Authorizes Worldwide LNG Exports from Freeport LNG

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) last week conditionally authorized the export of up to 1.4 Bcf/d of liquefied natural gas (LNG) from the Freeport LNG Terminal on Quintana Island, TX, to non-Free Trade Agreement (FTA) countries for 20 years. It is the second such approval the department has granted, and numerous other projects are in line to see if/when they will secure the same.

May 20, 2013

Freeport LNG Gets Non-FTA Export OK from DOE

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has conditionally authorized the export of up to 1.4 Bcf/d of liquefied natural gas (LNG) from the Freeport LNG Terminal on Quintana Island, TX, to non-Free Trade Agreement (FTA) countries for 20 years. It is the second such approval the department has granted, and numerous other projects are in line to see if/when they will secure the same.

May 20, 2013

Jordan Cove LNG Gets Key Oregon Approval

Already conditionally certified at FERC and with longer-term plans to become an import-export facility, the Jordan Cove liquefied natural gas (LNG) project along the south-central Oregon coast won a key state approval Wednesday. It has broader implications for the coastal port overall, as well as the LNG project pursued by a group headed by Fort Chicago Energy Partners.

December 27, 2011

Shell Gets Conditional OK to Explore Chukchi Sea

The federal government has conditionally approved Shell Gulf of Mexico Inc.’s revised exploration plan proposing to drill up to six exploration wells in Alaska’s Chukchi Sea beginning in the 2012 drilling season.

December 20, 2011

Maine PUC Conditionally Approves Gas Pipeline, Utility

Maine regulators on Tuesday conditionally approved plans to build an 80-mile pipeline that would bring natural gas service to a swath of the state for the first time. The eight-inch diameter transmission pipeline would run through more than dozen towns from Richmond to Madison in the Kennebec Valley region.

August 19, 2011

FERC Denies Oregon’s Bid to Block Bradwood LNG Project

FERC Tuesday upheld its orders conditionally approving the first liquefied natural gas (LNG) import terminal and associated sendout pipeline to serve rising natural gas demand in the Pacific Northwest. It also denied the state of Oregon’s bid to stay the project.

September 2, 2009

Industry Briefs

The Florida Association of Convention and Visitors Bureaus, which has long opposed offshore drilling, conditionally endorsed federal and state policies allowing the production of oil and natural gas from existing leases within the Gulf of Mexico at least 30 miles from the Florida coastline. The conditions include: Florida offshore drilling must be a component of a comprehensive energy policy; production facilities must incorporate the most advanced zero-discharge systems; Congress must allow for sharing of royalties between states and the federal government; a five-year moratorium on new leases in the eastern Gulf must be established so state officials can evaluate production safety and evaluate any impact on Florida’s natural resources; and the military mission of the Defense Department shall have the first priority in the Gulf offshore.

December 1, 2008

More Permits Approved Near Controversial Project Rulison

The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC) has conditionally approved 11 more applications for permits to drill (APD) natural gas wells near the controversial Project Rulison nuclear blast site.

April 14, 2008

Colorado Regulators OK More Drill Permits Near Controversial Project Rulison

The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC) has conditionally approved 11 more applications for permits to drill (APD) natural gas wells near the controversial Project Rulison nuclear blast site.

April 11, 2008

Appeals Court Refuses to Get Entangled in Controversial LNG Project

A federal appeals court in Boston Friday rejected challenges to FERC’s order conditionally approving Weaver’s Cove Energy’s proposed liquefied natural Gas (LNG) terminal in Fall River, MA, saying it was unlikely that the project would get built anyway.

October 30, 2007
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