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More Exports of Liquefied Natural Gas to Non-FTA Countries Approved

Thursday, August 13, 2015
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

The Department of Energy has issued a final authorization to American LNG Marketing LLC to export domestically produced liquefied natural gas to countries that do not have a free trade agreement with the United States. American LNG is authorized to volumes of LNG up to the equivalent of 0.008 billion cubic feet per day (Bcf/d) for 20 years from the liquefaction facility near Medley, Fla., using approved ISO LNG containers.

Federal law generally requires approval of natural gas exports to countries that have an FTA with the U.S. For those that do not, the Natural Gas Act directs the DOE to grant export authorizations unless it finds that the proposed exports will not be consistent with the public interest. The DOE’s review of the economic, energy security and environmental impact of the American LNG application determined that exports at the approved level are not inconsistent with the public interest.

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