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DOE - Department of Energy page on LNG

21-Oct-2014

The Department of Energy (DOE) has a page dedicated to following the role out of LNG exports from the United States.  It contains general information regarding the Natural Gas Act and updates as new LNG facilities are approved.

From the page:

Natural Gas Act of 1938, as amended, requires anyone who wants to import or export natural gas, including liquefied natural gas (LNG) from or to a foreign country must first obtain an authorization from the Department of Energy. The Office of Oil and Gas Global Security and Supply, Division of Natural Gas Regulatory Activities is the one-stop-shopping place to obtain these authorizations in the Department. The import/export authorizations are necessary for anyone who wants to import or export natural gas, including LNG.

There are basically two types of authorizations, blanket and long-term authorizations. The blanket authorization enables you to import or export on a short-term or spot market basis for a period of up to two years. The long-term authorization is used when you have a signed gas purchase or sales agreement/contract, or tolling agreement, or other agreement resulting in imports/exports of natural gas, for a period of time longer than two years.

Other items include recent press releases, links to important export information, a section on documents and filings as well as publications related to LNG and Natural gas from the DOE.