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Mexican Developer Seeks Permit to Export U.S. Gas for LNG Production

Mexico-based Gato Negro Permitium Uno and partners including Houston-based Big River Energy plan to construct four LNG processing plants in Manzanillo on Mexico's Pacific coast to produce up to 4 MTPA of LNG, the company said.

FERC Seeks Emission Data Updates for Venture Global LNG's Calcasieu Pass 2 Project

U.S regulators asked LNG exporter Venture Global LNG to update its emissions analysis for its proposed Calcasieu Pass 2 LNG export project in Louisiana, according to a letter sent on Wednesday.

Federal Regulators Approve Venture Global's Repairs at Louisiana Plant

U.S. federal regulators said on Tuesday that they are satisfied Venture Global LNG is trying to correct faults at its heat recovery steam generator at its Calcasieu Pass LNG export plant in Louisiana and expects the work to be completed in the timeline promised by the exporter.

Williams Scraps Northeast Pipeline Project While Pennsylvania Gas Transport Plan Advances

Williams ambitious natural gas pipeline project, aimed at crossing New Jersey and extending under two bays to New York, has met its demise. Concurrently, another initiative involving the transportation of LNG from Pennsylvania via tanker truck is progressing.

Kinder Morgan-Backed Gas Pipeline Expansion Prevails in U.S. Appeals Court Decision

The Kinder Morgan-backed Evangeline Pass Expansion project would expand existing pipelines to feed more fuel to Venture Global's Plaquemines liquefied natural gas export terminal in the Gulf of Mexico.

Enterprise Products Targets Year-End Approval for Deepwater Oil Port

Enterprise Products Partners on Tuesday said it expects to have two contracts for its proposed deepwater oil export terminal by May 31 and reach a final investment decision before year-end.

DOE, FERC Take Different Positions on LNG

Environmentalists hailed the announcement by the Biden administration at the end of January — which halted the further approval of LNG exports — calling it a big victory in their fight against climate change and the natural gas industry’s alleged contribution to greenhouse gas emissions.

TC Energy Receives FERC Approval for Northwest Xpress Gas Pipeline Expansion Despite Opposition

(P&GJ) — TC Energy's plan to expand the capacity of its Gas Transmission Northwest Express pipeline by 150 million cubic feet per day (MMcf/d) received the green light from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on April 16.

Oklahoma Attorney General Sues Enable and Symmetry Over Winter Storm Uri Natural Gas Price Hikes

(P&GJ) — Oklahoma Attorney General Gentner Drummond has filed litigation against Enable Midstream Partners (Enable) entities and Symmetry Energy Solutions LLC, accusing them of artificially inflating natural gas prices in the aftermath of Winter Storm Uri.

DeLa Express’ 690-Mile Permian-to-Louisiana Gas Pipeline Seeks FERC Approval, Targets 2028 Launch

(P&GJ) — DeLa Express LLC, an affiliate of Moss Lake Partners, has formally requested FERC approval to initiate the Pre-Filing Review Process for the proposed DeLa Express Project—a 690-mile natural gas pipeline aiming to transport gas from production sites in the Delaware Basin, Texas, to markets around Lake Charles, Louisiana.

Enterprise Products Partner's Texas Gulf Coast Oil-Export Facility License Upheld by U.S. Court

A U.S. appeals court on Thursday upheld federal approval of a deepwater oil-export facility planned off the Texas Gulf Coast, saying the proposed Enterprise Products Partners facility had met environmental review criteria.

Enbridge Receives Approval to Begin Service on Louisiana Venice Gas Pipeline Project

Canadian pipeline operator Enbridge's Texas Eastern Transmission subsidiary received approval on Thursday from U.S. energy regulators to commence service of a natural gas pipeline associated with its Venice extension project in Louisiana.

Court Upholds FERC's Authority in Gas Pipeline, LNG Project Deadline Extensions

(P&GJ) — A recent court ruling upheld FERC's authority to extend deadlines for approved natural gas projects, despite opposition from environmental groups. The cases in question involved the Northern Access Pipeline in Pennsylvania and the expansion of Cheniere's Corpus Christi Liquefaction LNG facility in Texas.

White House Considers Ending LNG Export Pause for Ukraine Aid, Sources Say

U.S. officials are open to ending President Joe Biden's pause on approvals of LNG exports to get a Ukraine aid package passed in Congress, but want to wait to see the entire proposal before making any decisions, two White House sources said on Tuesday.

Enstor Seeks FERC Approval to Double Capacity of Mississippi Hub Natural Gas Storage Facility

Enstor Gas LLC has submitted an application to FERC through its affiliate, Mississippi Hub LLC, for an expansion of its natural gas storage facility located in Simpson County, Mississippi.

Venture Global LNG Asks FERC to Keep Louisiana Export Facility Documents Confidential

Liquefied natural gas (LNG) exporter Venture Global LNG on Thursday delivered to U.S. regulators a proposed protective order seeking to keep documents on the construction of a Louisiana export facility confidential.

FERC Asks Venture Global LNG to Justify Confidential Document Filings

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Wednesday asked liquefied natural gas developer Venture Global LNG to explain the basis for its extensive filing of confidential documents in its Calcasieu Pass LNG export terminal.

European Energy Giants Urge U.S. Regulators to Reject Venture Global LNG's Permit Extension

Top European energy companies on Friday asked U.S. regulators to reject Venture Global LNG's request for a one-year construction permit extension to its Louisiana export plant.

Shell, Edison Urge U.S. Regulators to Reject Venture Global LNG's Permit Extension Request

Italian utility Edison and Shell on Friday asked U.S. energy regulators to reject Venture Global LNG's request for a one-year construction permit extension to its Louisiana export plant.

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Biden Nominates Two Democrats, One Republican to FERC; INGAA Applauds Nominations

President Joe Biden on Thursday nominated two Democrats and one Republican to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), an independent panel that rules on energy transmission and liquefied natural gas projects.

Venture Global LNG Refuses to Provide Confidential Documents Without Regulatory Order

Venture Global LNG on Monday told U.S. regulators it will not provide energy firms Repsol SA and Galp Energia with confidential documents on a Louisiana export terminal's operations unless ordered to do so.

U.S. Regulators Set April Deadline for Decision on Venture Global LNG Permit Extension

U.S. energy regulators on Friday said they would decide quickly on liquefied natural gas developer Venture Global LNG's request for a one-year extension to its construction permit for its Calcasieu Pass LNG plant in Louisiana.

Venture Global LNG Customers Challenge Permit Extension Request

Three of Venture Global LNG's major customers have asked U.S. energy regulators to address the LNG developer's request for a one-year permit extension to complete a Louisiana export facility, signaling their intention to voice concerns.

Kyushu Electric to Await U.S. LNG Policy Clarity Before Lake Charles Decision

Japan's Kyushu Electric Power will wait until after the United States resumes issuing export licenses for new LNG projects before deciding on whether to invest in the Lake Charles project, an executive said.

Equitrans Delays Mountain Valley Natural Gas Pipeline Again, Increases Projected Cost

U.S. energy firm Equitrans Midstream has delayed the estimated completion of its Mountain Valley natural gas pipeline from West Virginia to Virginia to the second quarter from the first quarter due in part to adverse weather in January.

Venture Global Seeks One-Year Permit Extension for Calcasieu Pass LNG Completion

Venture Global LNG sought a one-year permit extension to complete construction of its Calcasieu Pass gas-export plant in Louisiana, in a filing Thursday with the U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).

Tellurian Secures Three-Year Permit Extension for Driftwood LNG Plant Construction

Cash-strapped Tellurian Inc. on Thursday won a three-year permit extension to complete construction of its Driftwood LNG export plant, a boost for the long-delayed liquefied natural gas project.

Biden Appoints Democrat Willie Phillips as Head of FERC

President Joe Biden has promoted Willie Phillips to head the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, the White House said on Friday, as the panel gears up to issue rules to help the power grid distribute more electricity from wind and solar power.

Court Debates Fate of Biden's Approval for Willow Oil Project in Alaska

In Juneau, Alaska, a panel of appellate judges is deliberating on whether to uphold the Biden administration's green light for ConocoPhillips' Willow oil project within Alaska's federal petroleum reserve on the North Slope.