OMB Control Number:  1901-0294
Expiration Date:  08/31/2026
Reporting Burden:  3 hours
Form FE-746R
Natural Gas Import & Export Regulation -
Guidelines for Filing Monthly Reports

Changes to FE-746 Data Collection

Mandatory Reporting Requirements

Importers and exporters of natural gas must file monthly reports on their activities, as required in DOE/FE Order No. 2464, dated February 1, 2008.  Reports are required to contain certain information, but there is no requirement regarding the format for the monthly submissions.  The collection of this information is approved by OMB No. 1901-0294. 


Filing Forms With The Federal Government And Estimated Reporting Burden

Public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 3 hours per response, including the time for reviewing instructions, searching existing data sources, gathering and maintaining the data needed, and completing and reviewing the collection of information. Send comments regarding this burden estimate or any other aspect of this collection of information including suggestions for reducing this burden to: Energy Information Administration, Office of Survey Development and Statistical Integration, EI-21, 1000 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20585; and to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, Washington, D.C. 20503

General Guidelines

Authorization holders can file monthly reports using the Import/Export Authorization Portal for Natural Gas (the Portal). For companies new to using the Portal, please click here for more information.  Data provided through this web-based interface will be in place of submitting reports by email, fax, or mail. Registered users can also view their past reports on the Portal.

DOE has assembled FAQs about the Portal. Please also feel free to contact with any questions about the Portal.

You may also submit reports by email, fax, or send your reports to the Division of Natural Gas Regulatory Activities Docket Room:


U.S. Department of Energy
Office of Fossil Energy and Carbon Management
Attn:  Natural Gas Reports
FE-34; Room 3E-042
Forrestal Building
Washington, D.C.  20585

Phone:     202-586-6700
Fax:         202-586-6050


Reports may be submitted through DOE's Import/Export Authorization Portal for Natural Gas. Alternatively, they may be submitted via email, fax, or sent via U.S. mail.

Reports are due 30 days after the end of each month, or the first business day after if the 30th day falls on a holiday or weekend.
Reports must be filed even if there was no Import/Export activity.  In this case, a simple report indicating “No Activity” will suffice.
All reports, even those with no activity, should still include: company name; contact name, address, phone, fax and e-mail; docket and order numbers; and the reporting month.  Please, remember to also include this information on e-mailed reports.

Please contact the Import/Export Compliance Team ( with comments or questions, or for assistance with your monthly report, if needed.


There are thirty (30) different reporting formats under Form FE-746R, corresponding to different import and export activities.  (The Portal automatically navigates users through the correct input fields, and includes all instructions, if you file online.)  If you choose to use one of the formats to submit reports a different way, please use the one that matches the activity you are reporting.  If you are reporting more than one kind of activity (e.g. both importing and exporting), please use different formats for each different activity. 


The thirty formats are contained in three groups, according to whether import/export activity is in gaseous (transportation by pipeline), liquid (transportation by vessel, truck, rail, or waterborne transport) or compressed gaseous transportation (vessel, truck, rail, or waterborne transport) form.  There is a separate form for import/export activity in specialized International Standards Organization (ISO) containers (vessel), which may contain liquid or compressed gas.