The American government announced its approval to provide additional exports of liquefied natural gas (LNG) from two major facilities on the US Gulf Coast to Europe, Reuters reported.
This action came as a part of its effort to support Europe in its energy crisis amidst Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
The Department of Energy (DOE) gave the green light for Cheniere Energy to export the equivalent of 0.72 billion cubic feet per day (bcfpd) of supercooled fuel from its Sabine Pass, Louisiana and Corpus Christi, Texas terminals to countries which the United States does not have free trade agreements with, that includes all of Europe.
Prior to this decision, the terminals were only allowed to export gas to countries that have free trade agreements with the US. Now, all operating US LNG export projects have complete authorization to export to any country as long as it is not prohibited by US law or policy, Reuters stated referencing a press release from the DOE.