USA: DOE Approves Two LNG Export Applications

The U.S. Department of Energy has approved Advanced Energy Solutions (AES) application to export liquefied natural gas produced from domestic sources in an amount up to the equivalent of 8 Bcf/yr of natural gas for a 25-year period.

AES seeks authorization to export LNG in LNG-rated International Organization for Standardization (ISO) approved cargo containers transported on ocean-going LNG vessels to any country located within Central America and/or the Caribbean, which has, or will in the future develop the capacity to import LNG via approved ISO containers transported on ocean-going carriers, and with which the United States currently has, or in the future will have a Free Trade Agreement (FTA).

AES said that a contract is currently under development for the company to purchase LNG from BP Energy Company at the planned Floridian Natural Gas Storage Company facilities in Marlin County, Florida. According to AES, the Floridian facility is not yet constructed, but it has been approved by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and is planned to be operational by the end of 2015/ AES states that BP will own firm capacity for the liquefaction, storage, and truck loading of LNG at the Floridian facility and will sell LNG at the outlet of the Floridian facility to firms such as AES.

The U.S. Department of Energy has also approved Argent Marine Management’s application to export LNG produced from domestic sources in an amount of up 20,000 metric tons per annum (1 Bcf/yr) over a 25-year period.

Argent Marine seeks authorization to export LNG in ISO approved cargo containers transported on ocean going LNG vessels to any country with which the United States has, or in the future will have, a Free Trade Agreement.

LNG supplies will be obtained from Pivotal LNG, Inc.’s existing LNG production facility in Trussville, Alabama.

LNG World News Staff, November 22, 2013

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