The Office of Fossil Energy (FE) of the Department of Energy (DOE) gives notice of receipt of an application (Application), filed on February 26, 2019, and amended on March 13, 2019, by Annova LNG Common Infrastructure, LLC (Annova) for long-term, multi-contract authorization to export domestically produced liquefied natural gas (LNG) in an amount up to 6.95 million tonnes per annum (MTPA), which Annova states is equivalent to 360 billion cubic feet per year (Bcf/yr) or 0.986 billion cubic feet per day (Bcf/d). Annova requests the authority to export from proposed natural gas liquefaction and export facilities located on the Brownsville Ship Channel in Cameron County, Texas to countries with which the United States does not have a free trade agreement requiring national treatment for trade in natural gas, which has or will develop the capacity to import LNG and with which trade is not prohibited by U.S. law or policy. Annova requests this authority for itself and for others who may hold title to the LNG at the time of export. Annova requests this authority for a 20 year term commencing on the earlier of the date of first export or seven years from the issuance of the authorization requested. As part of this analysis, DOE will consider the study entitled, Macroeconomic Outcomes of Market Determined Levels of U.S. LNG Exports (2018 LNG Export Study), and DOE/FE's response to public comments received on that Study.
Additionally, DOE will consider the following environmental documents:
- Addendum to Environmental Review Documents Concerning Exports of Natural Gas From the United States, 79 FR 48132 (Aug. 15, 2014); and
- Life Cycle Greenhouse Gas Perspective on Exporting Liquefied Natural Gas from the United States, 79 FR 32260 (June 4, 2014).