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

Friday, July 03, 2015
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

The Department of Energy has issued a final authorization for Sabine Pass Liquefaction LLC’s expansion project to export domestically produced liquefied natural gas to countries that do not have a free trade agreement with the United States. The Sabine Pass LNG Terminal in Cameron Parish, La., has been authorized to export additional volumes of LNG up to the equivalent of 1.38 billion standard cubic feet per day (Bcf/d) for 20 years, increasing its total authorization to up to the equivalent of 3.58 Bcf/d for 20 years.

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.

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