U.S. approves additional exports from Freeport LNG

|By:, SA News Editor

The Energy Department conditionally approves more exports of liquefied natural gas from ConocoPhillips' (COP) Freeport LNG facility in Texas, a move that could lead to more shipments of the fuel in coming years.

Freeport LNG now has approval to export 1.8B cf/day of natural gas for 20 years to countries that do not have a free-trade agreement with the U.S., subject to environmental review and final regulatory approval; in May, Freeport gained approval to export 1.4B cf/day.

The U.S. government now has authorized ~6.8B cubic feet of natural gas to be exported to non-free trade nations.