The Office of Fossil Energy gives notice of receipt of an Application filed on August 31, 2012, by Gulf LNG Liquefaction Company, LLC requesting long-term, multi-contract authorization to export domestically produced liquefied natural gas (LNG) in an amount up to 11.5 million tons per annum (approximately 1.5 Bcf per day of natural gas equivalent) to any country with which the United States does not have a free trade agreement requiring national treatment for trade in natural gas and LNG that has, or in the future develops, the capacity to import LNG and with which trade is not prohibited by U.S. law or policy. Gulf LNG seeks to export LNG from the Gulf LNG Energy, LLC Terminal, located in Pascagoula, Mississippi, for a 20-year period commencing on the earlier of the date of first export or ten years from the date the requested authorization is granted. A F.R. Notice was issued 11/05/12; 77 FR 66454, Comments were due 01/04/13.
DOE will consider one or more of the following studies examining the cumulative impacts of exporting domestically produced LNG:
- Effect of Increased Levels of Liquefied Natural Gas on U.S. Energy Markets, conducted by the U.S. Energy Information Administration upon DOE’s request (2014 EIA LNG Export Study);
- The Macroeconomic Impact of Increasing U.S. LNG Exports, conducted jointly by the Center for Energy Studies at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy and Oxford Economics, on behalf of DOE (2015 LNG Export Study); and
- Macroeconomic Outcomes of Market Determined Levels of U.S. LNG Exports, conducted by NERA Economic Consulting on behalf of DOE (2018 LNG Export Study)
Additionally, DOE will consider the following environmental documents:
- Addendum to Environmental Review Documents Concerning Exports of Natural Gas From the United States, 79 FR 48132 (Aug. 15, 2014) and
- Life Cycle Greenhouse Gas Perspective on Exporting Liquefied Natural Gas from the United States, 79 FR 32260 (June 4, 2014).