Morning Consult Energy: FERC Approves Expansion at Freeport LNG Terminal

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  • In a 3-1 vote, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission approved an expansion project at the Freeport LNG export terminal in Texas which, if completed, would increase the terminal’s liquefaction capacity by up to 5.1 million metric tons per year. Commissioner Cheryl LaFleur (D) voted to approve the project but said FERC’s decision to prepare only an environmental assessment of the project increases the legal risk. (S&P Global Platts)
  • Interior Secretary David Bernhardt placed Casey Hammond, principal deputy assistant secretary for land and minerals management, in charge of the Bureau of Land Management through at least July 31. Bernhardt also lengthened the temporary appointments of eight other officials through that date. (E&E News)
  • Texas-based drilling company Hilltop Energy LLC filed for bankruptcy protection in Wilmington, Del., putting forward a “prepackaged” plan that would give ownership of the company to Dallas-based Rivershore Operating LLC and J.P. Morgan Securities LLC. The company has no employees, and Rivershore manages its oil and gas assets. (The Wall Street Journal)

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