Cheniere Partners will close credit facilities and issue Bechtel Oil Gas and Chemicals Inc. a notice to proceed on Train 5. Trains 1, 2 were about 90.8% complete May 31.
Qatar Petroleum plans overseas expansion amid less oil output after restructuring, foreign investment sector takeover. Company pumped 650Mbbl/d of crude in May, Bloomberg said. Qatar is largest exporter of LNG.
Lax Kw’alaams aboriginal band said proposed terminal will damage salmon habitat and culturally significant island. A key risk to the project is potential for delay, a Calgary lawyer told Bloomberg.
Gulf LNG Liquefaction Co. and Gulf LNG Energy filed with FERC for approval to build, operate new natural gas liquefaction and export facilities at GLE’s LNG regasification terminal in Mississippi.
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New MLP Sempra Partners will own stakes in natural gas import/export terminals, including interest in the Energia Costa Azul LNG facility in Mexico, Bloomberg said.
Under a 13-year charter contract, two LNG carriers could handle BP Shipping Ltd.’s volume from the Freeport LNG terminal at Quintana Island near Freeport, Texas.
Gas export deal between Malaysia’s Petroliam Nasional Bhd., other companies and Pacific NorthWest LNG will proceed on conditions including British Columbia lawmakers’ approval and discussions with Lax Kw’alaams, Bloomberg said.
Production could begin in 2021 at two liquefaction trains next to the Corpus Christi, Texas, liquefaction project site. Each train can handle about 4.5 million tonnes per year of LNG.
Woodside Petroleum is mulling partnering up with Sempra Energy which would give it direct exposure to a proposed LNG export terminal in Texas.
The Eurasia FLNG plant can handle 2.5 million tonnes of LNG per year. Startup is scheduled for 2019. Work has begun and is expected to be completed in first-quarter 2016.