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Can U.S. Grid Compete with Hot Summer and Increased Natural Gas Demand? ‘Extreme’ Weather a Concern

Can U.S. Grid Compete with Hot Summer and Increased Natural Gas Demand? ‘Extreme’ Weather a Concern

Hotter than normal weather this summer may pressure U.S. grid performance, as total load climbs year/year and natural gas consumption increases 1.7% from summer 2023 levels, according to federal officials. There is a “higher likelihood” of reliability issues across a broad swath of the nation under “extreme” conditions, FERC staff reported in the Summer Energy…

May 28, 2024
FERC Chairman Attributes CP2 LNG Delays to Project’s Potential Emissions

FERC Chairman Attributes CP2 LNG Delays to Project’s Potential Emissions

FERC Chairman Willie Phillips recently told lawmakers that an extended analysis of the proposed CP2 LNG facility’s air emissions was prolonging the regulatory review of the project.  Phillips said Venture Global LNG Inc.’s Calcasieu Pass terminal, which entered service in 2022, is releasing more emissions than previously expected, which would add to the nearby CP2…

May 21, 2024
Gulfstream LNG Project Begins Regulatory Review Process at FERC, Secures Seed Funding

Gulfstream LNG Project Begins Regulatory Review Process at FERC, Secures Seed Funding

FERC has approved Gulfstream LNG Development LLC’s request to start the pre-filing permitting process, kicking off the regulatory review for its 4 million metric tons/year (mmty) liquefied natural gas export project planned for Plaquemines Parish, LA.  The company submitted a pre-filing application last month and expects to file a formal application in September for the…

May 17, 2024
FERC Seeking More Information from CP2 Ahead of May Meeting – Three Things to Know About the LNG Market

FERC Seeking More Information from CP2 Ahead of May Meeting – Three Things to Know About the LNG Market

NO. 1: FERC has requested more information from Venture Global LNG Inc. about the potential air pollution from the company’s CP2 export project.  The Wednesday request comes ahead of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s scheduled meeting on May 23. It raises the possibility that the Commission again may not vote on the project. CP2 has…

May 16, 2024
‘Unprecedented Surge’ in U.S. Power Demand Requires Transmission Overhaul, Says FERC Chair

‘Unprecedented Surge’ in U.S. Power Demand Requires Transmission Overhaul, Says FERC Chair

FERC acted to revamp the entire U.S. transmission grid to prepare for extreme climate threats and face the challenge of growing power demand – including for natural gas-fired generation – via a rulemaking that outlines how to plan and pay for facilities. Still to come are the legal battles. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on…

May 16, 2024
Former FERC Chairman Chatterjee Sees LNG Permit Pathways Improving, but DOE Pause Clouds Outlook

Former FERC Chairman Chatterjee Sees LNG Permit Pathways Improving, but DOE Pause Clouds Outlook

While regulatory uncertainty from the Department of Energy (DOE) hangs over U.S. LNG development, former FERC Chairman Neil Chatterjee sees the pathway for permitting at the Commission improving. The liquefied natural gas industry’s focus has largely been pulled to the DOE since January, when the Biden administration ordered the agency to study the impact of…

May 8, 2024
Federal Court Affirms Kinder’s Evangeline Pass Natural Gas Pipe Expansion to Supply Plaquemines LNG

Federal Court Affirms Kinder’s Evangeline Pass Natural Gas Pipe Expansion to Supply Plaquemines LNG

A move to force more scrutiny of Kinder Morgan Inc.’s Evangeline Pass natural gas pipeline expansion in Louisiana was struck down Tuesday by a federal appeals court. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit tossed a petition to halt the Evangeline Pass Expansion underway by Kinder’s Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co. LLC. …

May 2, 2024
Is U.S. Natural Gas Infrastructure a Target for Cyberattacks? FBI Director Puts Industry on High Alert

Is U.S. Natural Gas Infrastructure a Target for Cyberattacks? FBI Director Puts Industry on High Alert

The oil and natural gas industry should remain vigilant against cyberattacks as global tensions mount and threaten U.S. critical infrastructure, according to Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) director Christopher Wray.  The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has repeatedly sponsored cyberattacks against the United States and has “made it clear that it considers every sector that makes…

May 1, 2024
Navigating the New LNG Regulatory Landscape – Listen Now to NGI’s Hub & Flow 

Navigating the New LNG Regulatory Landscape – Listen Now to NGI’s Hub & Flow 

Click here to listen to the latest episode of NGI’s Hub & Flow podcast. Neil Chatterjee, a former FERC chairman and commissioner, joins NGI’s Jamison Cocklin, managing editor of LNG, to discuss the political and regulatory aspects of President Biden’s pause on authorizing new liquefied natural gas export projects. Chatterjee, an environmental and energy attorney…

April 25, 2024
Portion of Plaquemines LNG’s 2 Bcf/d Pipeline Project Ready for Service, Venture Global Says

Portion of Plaquemines LNG’s 2 Bcf/d Pipeline Project Ready for Service, Venture Global Says

The chances of feed gas being introduced to Venture Global LNG Inc.’s Plaquemines LNG project by the end of the year could be rising as the firm awaits approval to place a portion of its pipeline in service. Venture Global asked FERC to allow it to begin introducing natural gas to the 11.7-mile, 42-inch diameter…

April 18, 2024
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