U.S. senators call for slowdown of LNG export approvals

By LNG World News A number of United States senators recently sent a letter to the U.S. secretary of energy, Ernest Moniz, requesting the Department of Energy (DOE) to slow its approval of large volumes of liquefied natural gas exports.
The letter signatories requested the DOE to slow down its approval process “until more terminals are operating and the impacts of LNG exports can be evaluated.” Senators believe it would be better to first evaluate the impacts of the approved projects before approving additional LNG exports.
As of August 2016, the DOE has approved 18 export applications to non-Free Trade Agreement (non-FTA) countries totaling 14.44

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