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Magnolia LNG applies to DOE for export approvals

LNG Industry,

Liquefied Natural Gas Limited has announced that its 100% owned subsidiary Magnolia LNG has applied to the US Department of Energy (DOE) for additional export approvals.

Magnolia LNG has applied to the DOE to:

  • Export up to 8 million tpa of liquefied natural gas (LNG) from the proposed Magnolia LNG Project in Lake Charles, Louisiana, to countries that do not have a free trade agreement (FTA) with the United States.
  • Export an additional 4 million tpa of LNG to countries that currently, and in the future, may have an FTA with the United States.

The DOE has already granted Magnolia LNG authorisation to export up to 4 million tpa of LNG to FTA countries in February 2013.

Company Managing Director, Maurice Brand, said that “discussions being held with potential new tolling parties have increased LNG demand from Magnolia LNG to over 8 million tpa. The increased level of DOE approvals being sought will allow Magnolia LNG to progress tolling agreements for the additional two LNG trains, each of 2 million tpa.”

“These applications do not affect the timing to financial close of the Magnolia LNG phase 1 development of 4 million tpa, which is on schedule for the first half of 2015. Should these additional approvals be authorised, it will provide Magnolia LNG with increased flexibility to supply LNG to a greater number of countries. The overall development plan remains at 8 million tpa and the project development approvals being sought with the US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission are consistent with that volume of exports,” said Brand.

Edited from various sources by Ted Monroe

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