U.S. Department of Energy Proposes Expedited Approval for Small-Scale Natural Gas Exports

September 5, 2017 -

Source: Department of Energy

U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced a proposed rule that will provide for faster approval of small-scale exports of natural gas, including liquefied natural gas (LNG), from U.S. export facilities.

The U.S. small-scale LNG export market involves exports of small volumes of natural gas from the United States primarily to countries in the Caribbean, Central America, and South America.  Many of the countries in these regions do not generate enough natural gas demand to support the economies of scale required to justify large volumes of LNG imports from large-scale LNG terminals via conventional LNG tankers.  The small-scale natural export market has developed as a solution to the practical and economic constraints limiting natural gas exports to these countries.

The proposed rule and instructions on how the public may comment are available in the Federal Register HERE.

Read more:  https://www.energy.gov/articles/us-department-energy-proposes-expedited-approval-small-scale-natural-gas-exports

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