Bills Introduced to Expedite LNG Export Authorizations

On December 11, 2017, U.S. Congressman Bill Johnson (R-OH) introduced two bills related to LNG. The “Unlocking Our Domestic LNG Potential Act” (H.R. 4605) would allow domestic LNG suppliers “to export natural gas after completing the FERC review process – instead of waiting even longer for additional approval by the U.S. Department of Energy” (DOE). Tim Ryan (D-OH) is cosponsor of the bill. The “Ensuring Small Scale LNG Certainty and Access Act” (H.R. 4606) would codify the DOE’s proposed rule to encourage the exports of small volumes of natural gas, “as countries in the Caribbean, Central America, and South America look to the United States to meet their natural gas needs.”

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