DOE Authorizes Additional Non-FTA LNG Exports From Freeport Terminal

On Friday, the U.S. Department of Energy conditionally authorized Freeport LNG Expansion, L.P., to export an additional 0.4 Bcf/day of LNG, for a total authorized rate of up to 1.8 Bcf/day, from its proposed LNG export terminal on Quintana Island, Texas to nations without a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with the United States. DOE prohibited Freeport from combining its authorized FTA and non-FTA export volumes and limited the authorized non-FTA export volume to 1.8 Bcf/day because that is the liquefaction capacity of the proposed terminal. The authorization is subject to FERC environmental review of the proposed terminal. DOE denied as untimely the late motions to intervene and comments filed by America’s Energy Advantage and the Industrial Energy Consumers of America. DOE’s order can be found here. Read more in the press release.

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