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API welcomes decision to reject challenges to Freeport LNG exports

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API has welcomed the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals’ decision to reject arguments that oppose the Department of Energy’s (DoE) LNG export authorisation issued to the Freeport LNG terminal, and affirm a predictable and reasonable permitting process for extra LNG export facilities across the US.

The Freeport LNG terminal is located on Quintana Island, Texas, US.

Marty Durbin, API Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer, said: “Increased natural gas exports will create jobs and increase the energy security for our nation and our allies throughout the world.

“The court’s action today to deny the petition for review of Freeport LNG’s export authorisation is great news for other planned LNG export projects around the country. Moving forward, we must put in place smart, common sense regulations that will continue to drive innovations in technology that will increase opportunities for American LNG throughout the world.

“Expanding US LNG exports is great news for US trade, American jobs, reducing global emissions and growing state and local economies – and for domestic natural gas production, as clean-burning US natural gas increasingly expands to global markets.

“We are pleased with the progress the nation is making on LNG exports, and we will continue working with the administration and leaders in Congress who are ready to accelerate America’s growth as an energy superpower by streamlining the permitting process and opening the doors to free trade.”

In 2014, API welcomed the DoE’s final approval of LNG exports from the Freeport LNG terminal to non free trade agreement (FTA) nations.

Read the article online at: https://www.lngindustry.com/liquefaction/16082017/api-welcomes-decision-to-reject-challenges-to-freeport-lng-exports/

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