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CLNG responds to DOE LNG procedural changes

LNG Industry,

The Center for Liquefied Natural Gas (CLNG) has responded to the Department of Energy’s final rule change on reviewing LNG export applications to countries that do not have a free trade agreement with the US.

President Bill Cooper issued the following statement:

“CLNG continues to believe that DOE should adopt procedural changes to eliminate delays in the agency’s review process and reduce ongoing regulatory uncertainty. We have serious reservations about the direction of DOE’s procedural landscape.

“Given recent rule changes, CLNG urges DOE to provide regulatory certainty by instituting a policy of prompt approval for final non-FTA export permits following NEPA review. For projects that meet the requirements under NEPA, DOE should set a timeline as to when it issues the final decisions. When developers have already faced a lengthy waiting period for a conditional approval and completed the FERC process, continued regulatory uncertainty is not beneficial. Rather, the development of these projects and the economic benefits they will deliver to this country should be expedited.”

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Adapted from press release by Katie Woodward

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