FE DOCKET NO. 10-161-LNG
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ORDER CONDITIONALLY GRANTING LONG-TERM MULTI-CONTRACT AUTHORIZATION TO EXPORT LIQUEFIED NATURAL GAS BY VESSEL FROM THE FREEPORT LNG TERMINAL ON QUINTANA ISLAND, TEXAS TO NON-FREE TRADE AGREEMENT NATIONS
Based on a review of the complete record and for the reasons set forth below, DOE/FE has concluded that the opponents of the FLEX Application have not demonstrated that the requested authorization would be inconsistent with the public interest. As further described below, we find that the exports proposed in this Application are likely to yield net economic benefits to the United States. We further find that granting the requested authorization is unlikely to affect adversely the availability of natural gas supplies to domestic consumers or result in natural gas price increases or increased price volatility such as would negate the net economic benefits to the United States. Accordingly, for these and other reasons set forth herein, we are conditionally granting the FLEX Application, subject to satisfactory completion of environmental review and the other terms and conditions discussed below.