IMPLEMENTATION LEVEL

National

AFFECTED FLOW

Outflow

ANNOUNCED AS TEMPORARY

No

NON-TRADE-RELATED RATIONALE

No

ELIGIBLE FIRMS

all

JUMBO

No

TARIFF PEAK

No
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Inception date: 07 Aug 2013 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Export ban

The U.S. Department of Energy announced on August 7, 2013 that it has conditionally authorized Lake Charles Exports, LLC to export domestically produced liquefied natural gas (LNG) to countries that do not have a free trade agreement (FTA) with the United States from the Lake Charles Terminal in Lake Charles, Louisiana. Federal law generally requires approval of natural gas exports to countries that do have an FTA with the United States. For countries that do not have an FTA with the United States, the Natural Gas Act directs the Energy Department to grant export authorizations unless it finds that the proposed exports 'will not be consistent with the public interest.' Lake Charles previously received approval to export LNG from this facility to FTA countries on July 22, 2011. Subject to environmental review and final regulatory approval, the facility is conditionally authorized to export at a rate of up to 2.0 billion cubic feet of natural gas a day (Bcf/d) for a period of 20 years.

AFFECTED COUNTRIES

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AFFECTED SECTORS AND PRODUCTS

120 Crude petroleum & natural gas
2711 Petroleum gases and other gaseous hydrocarbons.
271111 Natural gas
271121 Natural gas
334 Petroleum gases & other gaseous hydrocarbons, except natural gas
2711 Petroleum gases and other gaseous hydrocarbons.
271112 Propane
271113 Butanes
271114 Ethylene, propylene, butylene and butadiene
271119 Other

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