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Guysborough LNG project makes progress

LNG Industry,

The government of Nova Scotia, Canada, has welcomed news from H-Energy that plans for its proposed LNG plant in Melford, Guysborough, are advancing.

H-Energy announced that it has memorandums of understanding in place with customers for 50% of the output of its planned multi-billion dollar LNG plant and export terminal in Melford.

H-Energy managing director Darshan Hiranandani said agreements are in place with companies from India, the Middle East and Europe, while continuing ongoing talks with a number of South Asian companies.

This greatly advances the proposed LNG facility in Melford, which could become operational by 2020.

Commenting on the development, Energy Minister Andrew Younger said: "This is great news for the development of our province as a natural gas energy hub. This would increase opportunities to bring more natural gas through Nova Scotia, providing economic benefits for the province and capitalizing on our export potential.

"The plant and export terminal could produce 13.5 million tonnes of liquefied natural gas per year - putting Nova Scotia squarely in the international LNG market."

H-Energy has already begun the early stages of front-end engineering and design work on the Melford project, which could be complete by the end of January 2015.

H-Energy also plans to ask the National Energy Board to grant an export permit for the project in October. The company will begin the environmental approval process in the near future.

Adapted from press release by Katie Woodward

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