The US Department of Energy conditionally approved Lake Charles LLC's application to export LNG to countries that do not have a free trade agreement with the US. The joint venture formed by Southern Union Co. and BG Group received DOE approval to export LNG from the Lake Charles, La., terminal on July 22, 2011, DOE said.
Lake Charles LLC became the third US LNG export terminal to receive approval to sell US LNG to non-FTA countries on Aug. 7. Subject to environmental review and final regulatory approval, the facility is conditionally authorized to export as much as 2 bcfd for 20 years.
Southern Union subsidiaries Trunkline LNG Co. LLC, Trunkline LNG Export LLC, and Trunkline Gas Co. LLC h...