The US Department of Energy (DOE) extended the terms of five long-term liquefied natural gas (LNG) export authorizations through 2050. These latest actions follow several LNG export term extensions issued since October pursuant to an export term policy statement DOE finalized in July.
The new term extensions extend terms for the Southern LNG export facility operating in Georgia; the Cameron LNG export facility operating in Louisiana; the Annova LNG project proposed in Texas; and Eagle LNG’s two small-scale facilities in Florida, including the Maxville facility currently in operation.
These issuances extend each project’s long-term LNG export authorization to non-free trade agreement (non-FTA) countries through 31 December 2050.
Including these most recent term extension applications granted, long-term LNG export authorizations with export terms through 2050 are now held by 18 US LNG export projects, as well as the Costa Azul project in Mexico.