Delfin LNG filed an application with the U.S. Department of Energy for long-term, multi-contract authorization to export domestically produced liquefied natural gas.
Delfin seeks to export LNG of up to the equivalent of 1.8 billion cubic feet (Bcf) of natural gas per day or 657.5 Bcf per year (approximately 13 million metric tons per annum of LNG) from its planned, floating liquefaction project to be located in the West Cameron Block 167 in the Gulf of Mexico.
The export authority would permit Delfin to export LNG to any country which has or in the future develops the capacity to import LNG via an ocean-going carrier and with which the United States has, or in the future will have, a Free Trade Agreement or the legal equivalent.
Delfin requested authorization of exports over a twenty year period, commencing seven years from the date the requested authorization is granted.
LNG World News Staff, October 28, 2013; Image: Delfin LNG