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Sempra gets OK to boost exports from proposed expansion

CAMERON, La. (AP) — A San Diego energy company says it has federal permission to boost planned exports by 39 percent from a proposed expansion of the plant it’s building in southwest Louisiana. Sempra Energy said Monday that the U.S. Department of Energy approved exporting an additional 1.4 billion cubic feet of natural gas a day to countries outside U.S. ...

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Stopping natural gas leak near Los Angeles is a complex fix

In this Nov. 3, 2015, file photo, provided by Southern California Gas Co. shows equipment being used as SoCalGas crews and technical experts try to stop the flow of natural gas leaking from a storage well at the utility's Aliso Canyon facility near the Northridge section of Los Angeles. Residents who say the uncontrolled leak from a massive natural gas storage field is making them sick plan to speak at a Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors meeting Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015, and demand a full investigation of the leak, its causes and possible solutions. (Javier Mendoza/SoCalGas via AP, File)

LOS ANGELES — A tricky fix is in the works to plug a massive gas leak from an underground storage well that has sickened residents of a Los Angeles neighborhood for 11 weeks. Gas company workers are drilling a relief well to intercept a leaking pipe from a natural gas storage field a mile and a half underground. The work ...

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Sister of California governor on board of firm in gas leak

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The sister of California Gov. Jerry Brown is a paid board member of the energy company involved in a massive weeks-long natural-gas leak in Southern California. The New York-based Public Accountability Initiative watchdog group contended Friday that Kathleen L. Brown’s $188,380-a-year position with Sempra Energy represents a conflict for the governor as the state responds to ...

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Utility plans to mask awful odor from uncontrolled gas leak

LOS ANGELES — A utility trying to stop a monthlong leak at a massive natural gas storage facility near a Los Angeles neighborhood said it planned to use a mist to mask the sickening stench as work continues — possibly for three more months — to plug the well. SoCalGas officials told county supervisors Tuesday that the substance is safe ...

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IEnova to buy Pemex stake in pipeline joint venture for $1.325 bln

MEXICO CITY – Mexican energy infrastructure firm IEnova, a unit of U.S.-based Sempra Energy , said on Friday it will buy out the 50 percent stake in the pipeline company Gasoductos de Chihuahua owned by Mexican state-run oil company Pemex. In a statement, IEnova said that the cost of purchase is $1.325 billion and upon completion of the deal, IEnova ...

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Despite LNG profit decline, Sempra holds high hopes for commodity’s future

Like many other companies, Sempra Energy announced its first quarter profits this week. And given the state of the energy industry, it might come as a surprise. Sempra’s first quarter net profits reached $428 million, a record for the company, according to Natural Gas Intelligence (NGI). The company has demonstrated continued growth as it expands its projects; in the first ...

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Cameron Parish LNG export facility obtains $3.6 billion charter

The recently approved LNG export facility planned for Cameron Parish has made a deal with a Japanese company worth $3.6 billion, according to Jennifer Larino for the Times-Picayune. Sempra Energy, the primary company behind the $10 billion Cameron LNG export project, signed a charter with Mitsui & Co. for five LNG tankers, with ongoing talks to obtain a charter for ...

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Energy Department approves two more LNG export projects


Michael Sanserino | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette The U.S. Department of Energy gave final approval to two liquefied natural gas export facilities in the southern United States to begin exports, the first projects approved under a streamlined evaluation process. Cameron LNG, owned by Sempra Energy in Louisiana, and Carib Energy’s LNG export plan in Florida, can begin exports to countries that do ...

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Has the LNG export boom already begun?

Marissa Hall | Shale Plays Media The natural gas export boom has already begun, according to Tim Maverick for the Wall Street Daily, and investors aren’t even aware. Investors expected the export market for liquefied natural gas (LNG) to expand next year. However, the amount of LNG being sent to Mexico via pipeline is at its highest levels ever, and ...

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More LNG export pipelines in the pipeline


Michael Sanserino | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette As the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission decides whether to approve Dominion Resources’ plan to convert a liquefied natural gas import facility in Lusby, Md., to an export facility, other LNG export projects are already underway and still more are lining up for permission to start work. FERC last month authorized the construction of an LNG ...

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