FERC Chairman Says Carbon Emissions from Upstream Production and LNG Transport Should Be Accounted for in Environmental Review

Speaking at an event in Portland, Ore., FERC Chairman Jon Wellinghoff said that he believes life cycle greenhouse gas emissions of LNG, including GHG emissions from production and transport via vessel, should be included in the environmental review of LNG regasification terminals proposed in the United States. Chairman Wellinghoff also noted that FERC does not have the authority to make an affirmative policy decision over whether a company should be allowed to export LNG, but that the Commission can regulate the operational and environmental impacts of LNG export projects. Read more in the Daily Astorian.

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