Corpus Christi Expansion Trains Get DOE Export OK

Cheniere Energy Inc.’s Corpus Christi Liquefaction LLC (CCL) may export up to 514 Bcf/year of liquefied domestic natural gas from trains four and five of its terminal, which is under construction in San Patricio and Nueces counties, TX, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) said Thursday.

August 31, 2015

U.S. Sens. Pushing Fast-Track For Oil Rail Car Phase-Out

A group of U.S. Senate Democrats have introduced a bill that would accelerate the phase-out of older rail cars that transport crude oil by incentivizing the process with a tax credit for companies that make upgrades.

May 5, 2015

U.S., Canada Issue Final Rule on Crude Oil Rail Shipments

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), along with its Canadian counterpart, on Friday issued a final rule on the shipment of flammable liquids by rail, including crude oil and other petroleum products.

May 1, 2015

DOT Sets Emergency Rules on Crude by Rail

With another major derailment of crude oil bearing railroad cars last month in Illinois (see Shale Daily,March 6), the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) on Friday issued an emergency order requiring crude and other flammable liquids hauling trains to slow down when passing through urban areas, along with other safety measures.

April 20, 2015

New Federal Rules Pinpoint Crude Rail Shipments, White Paper Shows

Bakken crude oil rail shipments traverse 32 of North Dakota’s 53 counties on a weekly basis, and some counties have up to 45 crude-bearing trains pass through their boundaries weekly, according to a white paper released Thursday by an analyst at Genscape, the commodity and energy markets data gathering firm.

August 15, 2014
Opal Capacity Back to 1.1 Bcf/d

Opal Capacity Back to 1.1 Bcf/d

Two weeks after the Opal, WY, natural gas processing facility and major gas hub was shuttered due to an explosion and fire, capacity has returned to previous levels of about 1.1 Bcf/d, Williams Partners LP said Tuesday.

May 6, 2014

FERC Issues DEIS for Freeport LNG Export Project

FERC staff Friday issued the draft environmental impact statement (DEIS) for the Phase II Modification Project and the Liquefaction Project proposed by Freeport LNG. Construction would entail “significant and unavoidable impacts;” however, mitigation measures would reduce other impacts “to less-than-significant levels.”

March 14, 2014
Japanese Customers Taking Equity Stake in Freeport LNG

Japanese Customers Taking Equity Stake in Freeport LNG

Major Japanese liquefied natural gas (LNG) buyers Osaka Gas Co. Ltd. and Chubu Electric Power Co. Inc. have agreed to put up $1.2 billion of equity funding for Freeport LNG Expansion LP’s liquefaction and loading facility on Quintana Island near Freeport, TX. Both companies previously signed tolling agreements with Freeport.

February 28, 2014

GE Unit to Supply Export Compression Trains for Cove Point LNG

General Electric unit GE Oil & Gas Wednesday said it has been awarded contracts to supply natural gas compression trains for Dominion Cove Point’s liquefaction project in Lusby, MD, which would give the existing import terminal export capability.

April 19, 2013

Cheniere Moving Forward with LNG Export Plans

Cheniere Energy Partners LP has completed all milestones and has instructed Bechtel Oil, Gas and Chemicals Inc. to move forward with constructing the first two liquefaction trains for the Sabine Pass natural gas liquefaction project in Louisiana, the Houston-based company said.

August 13, 2012
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