An increasing number of proposed LNG developments in North America are close to gaining the environmental and export permits they need to proceed. Jordan Cove received its final environmental impact statement (EIS) on 30 September. The main focus now in efforts to secure offtake is on driving down capital costs although FERC authorisation will also help Veresen in its negotiations with prospective buyers. Magnolia LNG is the only US project so far in 2015 to have signed a binding long term offtake contract and is scheduled to receive its final EIS in mid November. Two FLNG projects are also building momentum. The US Maritime Administration (MARAD) has started the environmental review of Delfin LNG's Deepwater Port off Louisiana while in Canada the Douglas Channel project's NEB export permit is currently pending. FEED and all other permitting has been completed.