The developers of a proposed liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal in Lake Charles, LA, have asked federal regulators for a five-year construction extension, citing a “complex international merger” that required re-evaluating the project and negotiating project agreements.
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Lake Charles Methanol LLC, which is overseeing construction of a petroleum coke and carbon capture facility in Louisiana, is not related to a previous project, as reported in the story, “Lake Charles Methanol Secures DOE Backing for World’s First Carbon Capture, Petcoke Facility.” Leucadia Energy LLC in 2014 canceled a project that was to be in the same location, and all programs related to it were terminated at that time. NGI regrets the error.
Lake Charles LNG Export Co. LLC and Lake Charles Exports LLC have applied to the U.S. Department of Energy for authorization to export from the planned Lake Charles LNG terminal in Louisiana up to 121 Bcf/year to countries with and without free trade agreements with the United States. The companies are currently authorized to export 730 Bcf/year from the terminal. The additional authorization sought is intended to align the total authorized export volume with the planned production capacity of the terminal as approved by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (see Daily GPI, Dec. 17, 2015).
Royal Dutch Shell plc’s second quarter profits plunged from a year ago to their lowest level in 11 years, slammed by lower commodity prices, weak refining margins and stumbling production. And the outlook for liquefied natural gas (LNG), considered a primary motivation to merge with BG Group plc, is so poor that the Lake Charles, LA export project has been tabled — the second North American project canned this month.
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