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DOE rejects Sierra Club’s rehearing requests

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) has issued two orders denying Sierra Club’s rehearing request for previous orders that the DOE had granted authorising LNG exports to countries that do not hold a free trade agreement (FTA) with the US.

The DOE had previously authorised Cheniere Marketing LLC and Corpus Christi Liquefaction LLC to export up to 767 billion ft3/yr of LNG to non-FTA countries from the proposed Corpus Christi Liquefaction terminal near Corpus Christi, Texas, US, for a term of 20 years. The DOE had also authorised Sabine Pass Liquefaction LLC to export LNG to non-FTA countries from its Sabine Pass LNG terminal in Cameron Parish, Louisiana, US.

The DOE rejected the Sierra Club’s arguments that the Natural Gas Act does not create a rebuttable presumption that natural gas exports are in the public interest, the DOE did not adequately consider the environmental effects of potential induced gas production caused by increased gas exports, and the DOE’s economic benefits assessment of increased gas exports was erroneous.

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