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FACTBOX-North America natural gas export plans
March 7, 2014 / 4:13 PM / 4 years ago

FACTBOX-North America natural gas export plans

March 7 (Reuters) - Tensions in Ukraine have spurred U.S.
officials to press the government to speed up exports of
abundant U.S. natural gas to Europe as Russia moves to take
control of part of the embattled nation.
    Europe gets roughly a quarter of its gas supply from Russia,
about half of which is piped through Ukraine, heightening fears
that it could cut pipeline shipments of the fuel to the European
Union at will.
    The EU is reluctant to impose economic sanctions against
Russia as it moves to take control of the Crimean Peninsula,
straining relations with the West. 
    A U.S. Senator on Thursday introduced a bill to push the
Obama administration to speed up liquefied natural gas (LNG)
export approvals. 
    Last month, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) approved LNG
exports from Sempra Energy's Cameron terminal in
Louisiana, the sixth of its kind since 2011.
    Cheniere Energy's Sabine Pass project in Louisiana
was the first to receive approval in 2011 and is the only plant
under construction with U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory
Commission approval.
    Below is a table showing the proposed and potential LNG
export plants in North America according to FERC. Capacity is in
billion cubic feet per day (*indicates project has received DOE,
non-free trade agreement approval). 
    
Approved by FERC
 Project                  State                   Company       
          Start Up     Capacity
 *Sabine Pass          Louisiana               Cheniere Energy  
          2015             2.6 

Proposed to FERC
 *Freeport LNG         Texas                   Freeport LNG/FLNG
          2015             1.8 
                                               Liquefaction     
                            
 *Lake Charles         Louisiana               Southern
Union-Trunkline    TBD              2 
                                               LNG              
                           
 *Cove Point           Maryland                Dominion         
          2016             0.77
 *Hackberry            Louisiana               Sempra-Cameron
LNG          2018             1.7 
 Coos Bay              Oregon                  Jordan Cove
Energy Project  2017             0.9 
 Elba Island           Georgia                 Southern LNG
Company        TBD              0.35
 Lavaca LNG            Texas                   Excelerate
Liquefaction     2017             1.38
 Magnolia LNG          Louisiana               LNG Limited      
          2017             1.07
 Sabine Pass, TX       Texas                   ExxonMobil-Golden
Pass      2018             2.1 
 Corpus Christi        Texas                   Cheniere Energy  
          2017             2.1 
 Plaquemines Parish    Louisiana               CE FLNG          
          2018             1.07
 Astoria               Oregon                  Oregon LNG       
          2017             1.3 
 Sabine Pass, LA       Louisiana               Sabine Pass
Liquefaction    2017             1.3 
                                                            
(expansion)                    




Potential U.S. Project Sites


 Cameron Parish        Louisiana               Gasfin
Development          TBD              0.2 
 Brownsville           Texas                   Gulf Coast LNG
Export       TBD              2.8 
 Pascagoula            Mississippi             Gulf LNG
Liquefaction       TBD              1.5 
 Cameron Parish        Louisiana               Venture Global   
          TBD              0.7 
 Cameron Parish        Louisiana               Waller LNG
Services         TBD              0.16
 Ingleside             Texas                   Pangea LNG       
          2018             1.09



Proposed Canadian Sites


 Kitimat               British Columbia        Apache Canada    
          2015             0.7 
 Douglas Island        British Columbia        BC LNG Export
Cooperative   2014             0.25
 Kitimat               British Columbia        LNG Canada       
          2020             3.2 



Potential Canadian Project Sites


 Prince Rupert Island  British Columbia        BG Group         
          2021             4.2 
 Goldboro LNG          Nova Scotia             Pieridae Energy
Canada      2020             0.7 
 Melford               Nova Scotia             H-Energy         
          2020             1.8 
 Prince Rupert Island  British Columbia        Pacific Northwest
LNG       TBD              2.5 
 Prince Rupert Island  British Columbia       
ExxonMobil-Imperial         TBD              3.8 
 Squamish              British Columbia        Woodfibre LNG
Export        TBD              0.3 

 (Reporting by Edward McAllister and Jeanine Prezioso; Editing
by Bernadette Baum)

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