Issues First Extensions of Natural Gas Export Authorizations Through 2050
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the Trump Administration extended the terms of seven long-term liquefied natural gas (LNG) export authorizations through 2050. This action follows through on the Department of Energy’s July 2020 policy statement that allows for long-term natural gas export authorizations to non-free trade agreement (non-FTA) countries to be extended through 2050.
“Today’s announcement is yet another example of the Trump Administration’s commitment to protecting American jobs at home and promoting American energy exports abroad,” said U.S. Secretary of Energy Dan Brouillette. “During this Administration, U.S. LNG exports have more than quadrupled, putting the United States among the top three LNG exporters in the world. Increased LNG exports means more American energy production, more energy security, and more American jobs.”
The United States is the top global producer of natural gas and is currently in its fourth consecutive year as a net exporter of natural gas. To date, U.S. LNG exports have reached 38 countries across five continents.
“Securing U.S. energy jobs, and creating the potential
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