US gives final nod for Maryland LNG export

A proposal to export domestically produced Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) has received the thumbs up from the US Government (DOE). The Department of Energy has issued a final authorisation for […]

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By Priyanka Shrestha

A proposal to export domestically produced Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) has received the thumbs up from the US Government (DOE).

The Department of Energy has issued a final authorisation for Dominion Cove Point LNG in Maryland to export to countries that do not have a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with the US.

It can now export up to the equivalent of 0.77 billion standard cubic feet per day (Bcf/d) of natural gas for a period of 20 years.

The DOE said it conducted an “extensive and careful” review of the applications.

It added: “Among other factors, the Department considered the economic, energy security and environmental impacts and determined that exports at a rate of up to 0.77 Bcf/d for a period of 20 years was not inconsistent with the public interest.”