Eagle LNG receives Energy Department export clearance

Published on October 08, 2019 by Douglas Clark

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Eagle LNG Partners Jacksonville LLC recently received Department of Energy (DOE) clearance approving exports of domestically produced liquefied natural gas (LNG) from the Eagle Jacksonville Project.

The effort would be located along the St. Johns River in Jacksonville, Fla., and involves exporting small-scale quantities of LNG, in addition to serving the domestic market and providing LNG as a shipping fuel.

DOE officials said the clearance provides Eagle LNG with the authority to export up to 0.14 billion cubic feet per day (Bcf/d) of natural gas as LNG from the proposed Eagle Jacksonville Project. Eagle LNG is authorized to export the LNG by ocean-going vessel or by ISO container to any country with which the United States does not have a free trade agreement (FTA) requiring national treatment for trade in natural gas and with which trade is not prohibited by U.S. law or policy.

“I am excited to see a company like Eagle LNG developing new and innovative ways to use U.S. LNG,” Secretary of Energy Rick Perry said. “And I am pleased that the Department of Energy was able to efficiently approve Eagle LNG’s export application after the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission approved the Project, allowing Eagle LNG to bring their innovative LNG solutions to the market as quickly as possible.”

Assistant Secretary for Fossil Energy Steven Winberg said the small scale LNG market is an increasingly important energy supply option for and Eagle LNG has been an industry leader in the market’s growing segments.

“This action furthers the administration’s commitment to promoting American energy production, which is critical to American workers and the American economy,” Winberg said.