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DOE grants Pieridae FTA export approval

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) has granted Pieridae Energy (USA) Ltd authorisation to export LNG to Free Trade Agreement (FTA) countries from Canada. Under the order, Pieridae Energy is authorised to export natural gas to Canada by pipeline for purposes of end use in Canada and to re-export the US natural gas as LNG to countries with a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with the US.

The authorisation covers a total combined volume of 292 billion ft3/yr of natural gas.

Pieridae Energy filed the application in October 2014, requesting export authorisation for a 20-year term. The natural gas will be used as feedstock in the Goldboro LNG Project, which will be located in Guysborough County, Nova Scotia, Canada.

According to Pieridae, the Goldboro LNG Project will be capable of producing approximately 10 million tpy of LNG. The LNG project will have two LNG trains (5 million tpy capacity each), natural gas treatment and compression equipment, LNG storage and marine loading facilities, as well as ancillary facilities. The project will also have at least two fill containment LNG storage tanks, each with a capacity of up to 230 000 m3. The maximum on-site LNG storage capacity will be equivalent to 9.7 billion ft3 of natural gas.

The DOE added that the portion of the application that seeks authorisation to export LNG to non-FTA countries remains pending.

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