DOE issued a Federal Register Notice on Dec. 28, 2015, that requested comments from interested parties on two studies examining the economic impacts of increased U.S. LNG exports between 12 and 20 billion cubic feet per day (Bcf/day):
- Effect of Increased Levels of Liquefied Natural Gas Exports on U.S. Energy Markets, U.S. Energy Information Administration, Oct. 2014. (EIA-2014)
- The Macroeconomic Impact of Increasing U.S. LNG Exports, Center for Energy Studies at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy and Oxford Economics, Oct. 29, 2015.
Comments submitted pursuant to the Notice are to be incorporated into the administrative record of all pending applications to export U.S. LNG to foreign nations that do not have Free Trade Agreements with the United States that include the national treatment of natural gas.
Along with nine other organizations and four individual project sponsors (Golden Pass Products, Sempra LNG, Jordan Cove LNG, and SeaOne Gulfport) LNG Allies submitted comments (attached) in support of the two LNG studies. Seven organizations expressed their opposition to the studies.