Saturday, August 6, 2011

Lake Charles LNG Gets First Step Export Approval

On July 22, Lake Charles Exports, LLC, an entity associated with the liquefied natural gas terminal in Lake Charles jointly owned by Southern Union and the BG Group, received approval from the U.S. Department of Energy to export natural gas to any nation with which the U.S. has a free trade agreement.  It is the first step to receiving a larger export approval.

Cheniere Energy received a similar approval in September 2010, so this puts southwest Louisiana on track to have two export facilities to serve the Haynesville and Eagle Ford Shale plays in the coming years.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Sabine Pass has also received the DOE approval for export to non-free trade agreement countries. But they still need FERC approval for the export facilities which is a much larger hurdle.

Les B