Here’s a new way “entitled” fracking fossil fuel companies have gamed the system
for LNG exports, currently to “Free Trade Agreement nations”,
which will probably include India and China if the Trans-Pacific Parternship (TPP) gets approved.
Even without exports, methane pipelines are to sell the
“large amount of natural gas in the U.S.” produced by
“the shale revolution”, which is fracking.
The Sabal Trail pipeline isn’t about any alleged energy need in Florida.
It’s about profits from fracking at the expense of your land.
Department of Energy notice 6 May 2013,
Authority to Import and Export Gas: Constellation Energy Commodities Group Inc., et al.
The Office of Fossil Energy (FE) of the Department of Energy gives
notice that during March 2013, it issued orders granting authority
to import and export natural gas and liquefied natural gas and
vacating prior authority. These orders are summarized in the
attached appendix and may be found on the FE Web site at
They are also available for inspection and copying in the Office of
Fossil Energy, Office of Natural Gas Regulatory Activities, Docket
Room 3E-033, Forrestal Building, 1000 Independence Avenue SW.,
Washington, DC 20585, (202) 586-9478. The Docket Room is open
between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday,
except Federal holidays.
Issued in Washington, DC, on May 6, 2013.
John A. Anderson,
Manager, Natural Gas Regulatory Activities, Office of Oil and Gas Global Security and Supply, Office of Fossil Energy.
That web page includes a list of “DOE/FE Orders Granting Import/Export Authorizations”.
The export orders are mostly for export to Canada and Mexico,
plus two for “export LNG by vessel” from “the Lake Charles LNG Terminal”
and “the proposed Gasfin LNG Export Project in Parish, Louisiana”
to “Free Trade Agreement nations.”
Here’s DoE’s list of current
NATURAL GAS IMPORT & EXPORT REGULATION – FREE TRADE AGREEMENT (FTA) COUNTRIES AND LNG EXPORTS: Continue reading Authority to Import and Export Gas by U.S. Department of Energy