Feds Green-Light Driftwood and Port Arthur LNG Exports
The US Department of Energy signed two long-term orders authorizing the export of domestically produced LNG from Tellurian Inc.’s Driftwood LNG export facility to be built in Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana, and Sempra Energy’s Port Arthur LNG export project to be built in Port Arthur, Texas.
Under the orders signed 2 May, Driftwood and Port Arthur are authorized to export up to 3.88 and 1.91 Bcf/D of natural gas as LNG, respectively, to any countries that do not have a free trade agreement with the US and that are not prohibited under US law or policy.
Driftwood and Port Arthur each received authorization to site, construct, and operate their projects from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on 18 April.
The US Energy Information Administration expects a continued increase in domestic natural gas production, with an average dry natural gas production rate of 91 Bcf/D in 2019 and 92.5 Bcf/D in 2020, both new records.
Shenzhen Gas Set to Open New LNG Terminal
The launch will make Shenzhen Gas the second Chinese city gas distributor backed by a local government to own an LNG import facility, following Shenergy Group’s Shanghai import terminal. Eni is set to deliver an initial cargo to the facility.
Australia Set To Become King of LNG Exports
Exports capacity has been rising for a decade and is on track to become the world leader within a year.
Kosmos on Track for Mauritania, Senegal Deal
The E&P company said that a reduction in its interests for projects off the coast of the West African nations should still happen by the end of this year. This includes the large Greater Tortue Ahmeyim LNG project, which is set to start up in 2022.
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