Chevron U.S.A. Inc.; Application for Blanket Authorization To Export Previously Imported Liquefied Natural Gas on a Short-Term Basis
The Office of Fossil Energy (FE) of the Department of Energy (DOE) gives notice of receipt of an application (Application), filed on March 5, 2019, by Chevron U.S.A. Inc. (Chevron U.S.A.), requesting blanket authorization to export liquefied natural gas (LNG) previously imported into the United States from foreign sources in an amount up to the equivalent of 72 billion cubic feet (Bcf) of natural gas on a short-term or spot market basis for a two-year period commencing on March 29, 2019 or as soon thereafter as the authorization is granted. The LNG would be exported from the Sabine Pass LNG Terminal owned by Sabine Pass LNG, L.P., in Cameron Parish, Louisiana, to any country with the capacity to import LNG via ocean-going carrier and with which trade is not prohibited by U.S. law or policy. Chevron U.S.A. states that it has contracted for 1.0 Bcf/day of terminal capacity from Sabine Pass LNG, L.P., for an initial term of 20 years that will expire June 30, 2029, with the option to extend the term for another 20 years. Chevron U.S.A. states that it does not seek authorization to export domestically-produced natural gas supplies, and notes that it is authorized in DOE/FE Order No. 4208 to import the equivalent of up to 800 Bcf of natural gas from various international sources by vessel for a two-year period beginning on August 1, 2018, and extending through July 31, 2020. The Application was filed under section 3 of the Natural Gas Act (NGA). Additional details can be found in Chevron U.S.A.'s Application, posted on the DOE/FE website at: https://www.energy.gov/ sites/prod/files/2019/03/f60/19-28-LNG.pdf. Protests, motions to intervene, notices of intervention, and written comments are invited.
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