API welcomed final approval by the Department of Energy (DOE) for exports of liquefied natural gas (LNG) from Cameron Parish, Louisiana and Martin County, Florida and urged the administration to accelerate the process for other projects.
“As the world’s top natural gas producer, America is in a strong position to create jobs, grow our economy, and bolster our influence overseas,” said API Upstream Group Director Erik Milito. “Cameron Parish and Martin County are now the second and third projects to receive final DOE approval. These projects open the door to billions in local investment, thousands of new jobs, and a stronger trade balance for the United States.
“But dozens of other permits still face lengthy delays. We urge the administration to accelerate this process and work with leaders in Congress who have shown they are ready to strengthen America’s position as an energy superpower,” adds Milito.
Press Release, September 12, 2014; Image: Cameron LNG