DOE Authorizes Non-FTA LNG Exports from Lake Charles Terminal

The U.S. Department of Energy issued two orders on Friday authorizing Lake Charles LNG Export Company, LLC and Lake Charles Exports, LLC to export a total of 730 Bcf/year (2.0 Bcf/day), or 15 million metric tons per annum, of LNG over 20 years to nations without a Free Trade Agreement (non-FTA) with the United States from the proposed Lake Charles LNG export terminal in Calcasieu Parish, La.  Regarding environmental issues associated with the export applications, DOE adopted FERC’s Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Lake Charles LNG export terminal project which concluded that construction and operation of the project would result in adverse environmental impacts but most impacts would be reduced to less-than-significant levels.



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