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U.S. Energy Dept finalizes overhaul of natural gas export reviews

Ayesha Rascoe | Reuters WASHINGTON –  The U.S. Energy Department has finalized a plan to revamp its process for approving liquefied natural gas exports, and as originally proposed the changes eliminate conditional approvals for LNG projects. Beginning Thursday, the department will only issue final rulings on whether exports are in the public interest after the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, or ...

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Texas terminal granted permission to export LNG

Zachary Toliver | Shale Plays Media A Freeport, Texas natural gas terminal has received permission from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to begin exporting liquefied natural gas (LNG). The Freeport LNG site was initially a natural gas import terminal in 2005. But as one would assume, the recent years of natural gas excess have made the necessity for imported essentially ...

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Company proposing natural gas mega-line in Michigan argued in 2012 that line ‘unneeded’

Keith Matheny | The Detroit Free Press The energy company that wants to build a mega, multi-state natural gas pipeline through six southeast Michigan counties on its way to Sarnia, Ontario, because of what it called “growing markets” had argued just the opposite when it sold an existing line to another company less than two years ago because it said ...

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Gulf Oil plans LNG facility in Great Bend


Brendan Gibbons | Times-Tribune An oil company with Pennsylvania roots plans to have a liquefied natural gas plant up and running in Great Bend, Susquehanna County, by the end of 2015. The plant would accept natural gas from Williams’ Windsor-Montrose-Washington gathering line and compress it for storage and delivery as a liquid, according to a petition the company, Gulf Oil ...

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Senate backs 2 nominees to serve on energy panel


Matthew Daly | Associated Press WASHINGTON  — The Senate approved two nominees for the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Tuesday under an unusual political deal in which a FERC staff member will eventually be promoted to lead the commission. On separate votes, the Senate approved the nominations of Norman Bay and Cheryl LaFleur to serve on the five-member panel, which ...

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Anti-export protesters arrested


Shane Thielges | Shale Plays Media Over two dozen protesters were arrested in Washington today during a protest against a planned natural gas export facility in Maryland. Activists carrying anti-fracking and anti-export signs were arrested for blocking the entrance to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. The FERC is expected to issue an order allowing conversion of the former import terminal ...

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More LNG export pipelines in the pipeline


Michael Sanserino | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette As the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission decides whether to approve Dominion Resources’ plan to convert a liquefied natural gas import facility in Lusby, Md., to an export facility, other LNG export projects are already underway and still more are lining up for permission to start work. FERC last month authorized the construction of an LNG ...

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Editorial: LNG export permits need faster time-table

The Beaumont Enterprise Editorial Staff The ExxonMobil Corp. wants permission from the federal government to build an export plant at its Golden Pass facility for liquid natural gas, so the feds have asked it to submit the paperwork. So far, so good. A proposal like this should be thoroughly studied. But 18 months? That’s how long the permit process is ...

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Natural gas mega-pipeline plan has Michigan residents bracing for disruption


Keith Matheny, Gannett Michigan | Livingston Daily A major interstate natural gas transmission pipeline proposed to pass through Michigan on its way to Ontario has some residents feeling a sense of dej… vu. Some of the same residents already endured torn-up yards and disrupted lives from a major oil pipeline project last year. They’re exhausted and still reeling from what they ...

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Midla pipeline debate far from over


Marissa Hall | Shale Plays Media There is still no resolution to the controversy over the abandonment of the Midla pipeline, according to an article by Cole Avery for the Monroe News-Star. The Federal Energy Regulation Commission (FERC) held a stakeholders meeting last week, but no conclusion could be reached. The 87-year-old pipeline poses a plethora of safety and maintenance ...

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