U.S. Department of Energy Approves Gulf LNG Project

On July 31, 2019 the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) issued an order authorizing Gulf LNG Liquefaction Company, LLC to export domestically produced liquefied natural gas (LNG) from the Gulf LNG Project located in Jackson County, Mississippi, near the(…)

Alert: Trump Executive Order Puts Spotlight on DOT LNG Rules

On April 10, 2019, President Donald Trump signed an Executive Order on Promoting Energy Infrastructure and Economic Growth (Executive Order).  In addition to outlining U.S. policy toward private investment in energy infrastructure and directing the U.(…)

New York Lifts 40-Year Ban on New Liquefied Natural Gas Facilities

This week the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation adopted regulations establishing a permitting program for the siting, construction and operation of liquefied natural gas (LNG) facilities in New York State.  The New York Legislatu(…)

FERC Gives Approval for East Coast LNG Export Project

The Economic Times and other news sources are reporting that the U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued a permit for Dominion Resources to operate the first natural gas liquefaction plant on the east coast.  Dominion’s Cove Point plan(…)

New York’s Proposal to Lift Ban on LNG Storage Facilities Stirs Debate

Environmental groups and industry organizations are at an impasse over regulations proposed by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) that would lift the state’s 40-year ban on the construction and operation of liquefied nat(…)

Dominion Plans to Expand MD Gas Liquefaction Plant

On April 1, 2013, Dominion announced that it was submitting an application to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) for a $3.4 billion to $3.8 billion natural gas liquefaction project at its existing Dominion Cove Point LNG Terminal located(…)

FERC Concludes LNGFIRE3 is Suitable for Siting Onshore LNG Facilities

On January 30, 2013, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) published a notice in the Federal Register of the availability of a report prepared by the Office of Energy Projects, “Recommended Parameters for Solid Flame Models for Land Based Li(…)

Md. Court Rules That Dominion May Export LNG from Cove Point Terminal

On Friday, the Circuit Court for Prince George’s County, Maryland, ruled that Dominion has the right to export liquefied natural gas (“LNG”) from its Cove Point terminal in Calvert County, Maryland. The Sierra Club and the Maryland Conservation Counci(…)