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Louisiana LNG Energy files export application

LNG Industry,

Louisiana LNG Energy has filed an application with the US Department of Energy (DOE) for long-term authorisation to export liquefied natural gas (LNG) to Free Trade Agreement (FTA) countries.

In an accompanying letter to the DOE, the company outlined its LNG project specifications and requested authorisation to export to FTA countries.

Liquefaction facility

“Louisiana LNG Energy (LLNG) is developing a project to export LNG from the United States. The LNG will be produced at a liquefaction facility to be constructed on a 200-acre site near mile marker 46 on the East Bank of the Mississippi River down-river from the Port of New Orleans in Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana. The construction required will be the subject of an application by LLNG to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) for authorisation under Section 3 of the Natural Gas Act. LLNG expects that it will file a request to initiate the FERC pre-filing review process in May 2014.

“In the enclosed application, LLNG seeks long-term multi-contract authorisation under Section 3 of the Natural Gas Act to export two million metric tons of LNG per annum for a term of 25 years beginning on the earlier of the date of first export from the LLNG facility or ten years from the date the requested authorisation is granted. LLNG is seeking authority to export LNG from the LLNG facility to any country with which the United States currently has, or in the future may enter into, a free trade agreement requiring national treatment for trade in natural gas.

FERC authorisation

“Subject to the receipt of appropriate FERC authorisation, and construction of the liquefaction facilities, LLNG will provide gas liquefaction services through liquefaction agreements under which individual customers who hold title to natural gas will have the right to deliver that gas to LLNG and receive LNG. LLNG seeks to export this LNG on its own behalf and also as agent for third parties.”

Edited from various sources by Katie Woodward

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