Archive | April, 2017

PRN: VP Pence Talks LNG in Alaska

Vice President Mike Pence stopped in Anchorage for a refueling stop on his way to Korea and met Alaska Gov. Bill Walker and Alaska Gasline Development Corp. (AGDC) president Keith Meyer. According to AGDC: “We had an excellent briefing and discussion with [the VP] about the Alaska LNG project… the largest [U.S.] energy export project […]

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Categories: Alaska, Alaska Gasline Development


CBS: EXIM Bank Nominees Announced

President Trump announced (Apr. 14) his intent to nominate: (1) Scott Garrett (New Jersey) to be president of the Export-Import Bank (EXIM Bank) for a term of four years expiring Jan. 20, 2021; and (2) Spencer T. Bachus III of Alabama, to be a member of the EXIM Bank’s board of directors for a term […]

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Categories: EXIM Bank, U.S. Senate


ADN: Alaska LNG Submits FERC Request

Alaska Sending Formal LNG Application to FERC—Via Truck (ADN) ADN reports (Apr. 13) that Alaska Gasline Development Corp. has formally launched its application for federal permission to build a pipeline and other facilities to export North Slope gas… A truck, with 58,000 pages of documents will be deliver to [FERC] in Washington on Apr. 17. […]

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Categories: Alaska, Alaska Gasline Development, F.E.R.C.


LNG Allies: Sierra Club Files Brief in LNG Case

Appeals Court Briefed in Fifth Challenge to non-FTA Authorizations The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit received a brief (Apr. 10) from attorneys representing the Sierra Club in the organization’s fifth challenge (Case No. 16-426) of a DOE LNG decision. (This one to authorize Cheniere’s Sabine Pass Liquefaction to export the maximum amount of […]

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Categories: D.O.E., DOE Non-FTA Authorization, Freeport LNG, Legal Challenge, Sabine Pass Liquefaction


ARUP: Future of Modular LNG Storage

Gas and LNG Storage: The Future of Modular LNG Storage Tanks (ARUP) This report—first unveiled by ARUP at Gastech 2017 and just released publicly (Apr. 13)—discusses the potential use prefabricated LNG storage tanks as a cost-effective approach to storage in small and mid-scale power markets. ARUP predicts that a move to “plug and play” modular […]

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Categories: ARUP, LNG for Power, Small Scale LNG


OIES: Qatar Lifts LNG Moratorium

Qatar Lifts its LNG Moratorium Howard Rogers of the Oxford Institute for Energy Studies wrote about Qatar’s announcement to lift its moratorium on new LNG projects and to produce an additional 20.7 billion cubic meters of gas per year (15 million metric tons per annum of LNG) within five to seven years. Rogers says this […]

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Categories: Oxford Institute for Energy Studies, Qatar


Platts: Low Water to Boost LNG in Brazil

Low Brazil Hydro to Boost Fossil Fuel-Fired Power Output, LNG Import (Platts) In a story that runs contrary to the OIES Comment noted recently, Platts reported (Apr. 12) that: “Brazil’s hydropower shortfall will lead the state-owned power grid operator to increase the use of fossil fuel-fired power this year, a move that will eventually lead […]

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Categories: Brazil, Platts