The Office of Fossil Energy gives notice of receipt of an Application filed March 25, 2016 by Carib, requesting a long-term authorization to export liquefied national gas (LNG) via approved ISO container from multiple existing LNG facilities located in Trussville, AL; Chattanooga, TN; Riverdale, GA; Ball Ground, GA; and Macon, GA. The Carib would transport the ISO containers to then be loaded onto ocean-going vessels for transport those countries does not have a free trade agreement (FTA) requiring national treatment for trade in natural gas, with which trade is not prohibited by U.S. law or policy (non-FTA countries), and has the capacity to import LNG delivered via ocean-going vessels. Carib is seeking to export up to a total equivalent volume of 1.3 Billion cubic feet/year of natural gas for a period of 20 years.
As part of this analysis in issuing this Order, DOE will consider the following two studies examing the cumulative impacts of exporting domestically produced LNG:
- Effect of Increased Levels of Liquefied Natural Gas Exports on U.S. Energy Markets, conducted by the U.S. Energy Information Administration upon DOE’s request (2014 EIA LNG Export Study); and
- The Macroeconomic Impact of Increasing U.S. LNG Exports, conducted jointly by the Center for Energy Studies at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy and Oxford Economics, on behalf of DOE (2015 LNG Export 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);