US to accelerate LNG export approvals

US ENERGY domination of global gas markets continues to develop, with the US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission confirming that it is streamlining reviews for a dozen new export terminals, and it is expediting its reviews process with other regulatory bodies with the aim of shaving at least a year off the complex environmental approvals processes alone.

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Sabine Pass

 
While the US has only emerged as a gas exporter in the past few years, starting with Cheniere Energy's' Sabine Pass facility on the Gulf Coast, it has several others under construction, and more working through the regulatory processes with the aim of shipping the US' vast shale gas resources to customers in the Atlantic and Pacific basins.
 
FERC is working with the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration within the Department of Transportation to coordinate the siting and safety review the planned LNG facilities.
 
PHMSA is responsible for standards governing the location and design of LNG facilities, while FERC determines whether proposed facilities are in the public interest.