The approval allows the Jordan Cove Energy Project to export liquefied natural gas at a rate of 0.8 billion standard cubic feet per day for 20 years.
The LNG facility had already been granted approval to export LNG to Free Trade Agreement countries in December 2011. The U.S. has FTAs with 20 countries.
U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., applauded the DOE’s decision. Wyden, former chairman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, had urged DOE to strongly consider Jordan Cove’s application.
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