US Seeks Faster Approval of Small-scale Exports of Natural Gas
WASHINGTON, Sept 1 (Reuters) - The United States is proposing to speed up approval of small-scale exports of natural gas, including liquefied natural gas (LNG), the U.S. Department of Energy said in a statement released on Friday.
The department said the proposed rule would "expedite the review and approval of applications to export small amounts of natural gas in the emerging small-scale LNG export market," which it said includes the Caribbean, Central America and South America.
To date, most applications for export approval have been for larger-scale natural gas exports, but Central and South American markets require smaller volumes, the Energy Department said.
â€œThe Trump Administration is focused on finding ways to unleash American energy and providing a reliable and environmentally friendly fuel to our trading partners who face unique energy infrastructure challenges," Energy Secretary Rick Perry said in a statement. (Writing by Susan Heavey; Editing by James Dalgleish and Matthew Lewis)
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