East Coast LNG Export Updates – Bear Head & Downeast

LNG is increasingly seen as vitally important to America’s natural gas industry. LNG, by which we mean liquefied natural gas (it gets liquefied by a process known as liquefaction), can be exported to other countries, providing an important new market for American natural gas. The way it gets shipped abroad is through an LNG export facility. In February the very first LNG export cargo left from Cheniere Energy’s Sabine Pass facility in southwest Louisiana (see Cheniere Finally Ships First Sabine Pass LNG Export – to Brazil). Some of the gas could have been (and likely will be in the future) from the Marcellus/Utica–piped to the Gulf Coast. But what about closer to home? The Cove Point LNG export facility is now 24% complete (see today’s companion story). However, there are other plants north of the Marcellus/Utica that can play a role. Some five LNG plants are planned for Canada’s East Coast area. There’s also a new project planned for the state of Maine. We have quick updates for one of the Canadian projects, and the project in Maine…

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