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DOE Receives Application to Export Liquefied Natural Gas

Monday, November 23, 2015
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

The Department of Energy has received an application from Sabine Pass Liquefaction LLC requesting blanket authorization to export up to the equivalent of 600 billion cubic feet of liquefied natural gas over a two-year period commencing on the earlier of the date of first short-term exports or Jan. 15, 2016. This LNG would be exported from the Sabine Pass Liquefaction Project in Cameron Parish, La., to any country with the capacity to import LNG via oceangoing carrier and with which trade is not prohibited by U.S. law or policy. The company states that the requested blanket authorization would provide enhanced operational flexibility and the ability to export produced LNG cargoes that may be rejected by customers under long-term contracts.

Protests, motions to intervene or notices of intervention, and written comments are due by Dec. 23.

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