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NextDecade secures approval to change Rio Grande LNG design

Rate this article By Mirza Duran US company NextDecade has received approval from federal regulators to ditch one train from its proposed Rio Grande LNG export plant in Texas. Image: NextDecade The original design for Rio Grande LNG included six trains each capable of producing 4.5 million tonnes per year. However, NextDecade announced in July…

Freeport LNG seeking permit to delay Train 4 development

Rate this article By Adnan Bajic The Freeport LNG export project in Texas led by billionaire Michael Smith, has asked for additional time to develop the project’s fourth train. Courtesy of Freeport LNG Freeport LNG has completed the construction and has already placed in service the first three liquefaction trains at the facility located on…

US extends LNG export term to 2050

Rate this article By Mirza Duran The Department of Energy is issuing a final policy statement that allows for US LNG exports to non-free trade agreement countries to be extended through the year 2050. Image: Cheniere This policy is a change from the current practice of granting 20-year LNG export terms. President Donald J. Trump…

Pilot LNG developing Texas bunkering terminal

Rate this article By Mirza Duran Houston-based Pilot LNG is moving forward with a proposed floating liquefied natural gas bunkering facility on Pelican Island in Texas. Image: Pilot LNG The company said on Thursday it filled regulatory applications with relevant government agencies for the project named Galveston LNG Bunker Port. This includes the US Army…

NextDecade cuts one Rio Grande LNG train in optimization move

Rate this article By Mirza Duran US company NextDecade said on Monday it would ditch one train from its proposed Rio LNG export plant in Texas as part of an optimization move that includes slashing emissions. Image: NextDecade The original design for Rio Grande LNG included six trains each capable of producing 4.5 million tonnes…

Knutsen takes delivery of LNG newbuild

Rate this article By Adnan Bajic Norwegian shipping company Knutsen has taken delivery of its newbuild LNG carrier Traiano Knutsen. Courtesy of Knutsen The vessel capable of transporting 180,000 cubic meters of the chilled fuel has been built for Knutsen by the South Korean shipbuilder Hyundai Heavy Industries. The vessel will enter into service under…

Golden Pass LNG looking to boost capacity

Rate this article By Mirza Duran Golden Pass LNG, a joint venture of Qatar Petroleum and Exxon Mobil, is seeking approval from U.S. federal energy regulators to boost capacity at its $10 billion export facility in Texas. Image courtesy of Golden Pass LNG The company has asked FERC to raise capacity at its terminal under…

Siemens scores Golden Pass LNG compression gig

Rate this article By Adnan Bajic Siemens Gas and Power has secured a contract for the supply of three cryogenic boil-off gas (BOG) compressor trains for the Golden Pass LNG export terminal. Courtesy of Siemens The contract was awarded by CCZ JV, a joint venture between Chiyoda International Corporation, McDermott International, and Zachry Group. The…

NextDecade to decide on Texas LNG project this year

Rate this article By Mirza Duran US company NextDecade said it still plans to decide on its proposed Rio Grande LNG export plant in Texas this year following reports that the decision could be affected by the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic. Reuters reported on Monday citing a NextDecade spokeswoman that the company did not provide an…

Texas LNG’s Brownsville plant secures another permit

Rate this article By Mirza Duran Texas LNG’s proposed Brownsville liquefied natural gas export terminal in South Texas took a step toward by receiving an air permit. Image courtesy of Texas LNG The permit allowing the construction and operation of the facility has been granted by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality on Wednesday. Securing…