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November 20-21, 2014

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When Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz announced this past June 18 to the U.S. House Committee on Science, Space and Technology that his department would "expeditiously work through the remaining [LNG export] applications," the U.S. government signaled its intent to assure that the nation will compete effectively in global LNG markets.

As of Sep 11, four proposals for U.S. LNG exports to non-free-trade countries had been approved by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). Three of those projects are associated with existing LNG import terminals in Louisiana and Texas, and the fourth is to be sited at Dominion’s Cove Point terminal on the East Coast. More U.S. DOE approvals are expected soon. The DOE had received 27 applications as of May 24, 2013, representing 29.21 billion cubic feet per day (bcfd), or roughly 210 million tonnes of LNG exports annually. Since then, several more applications have been filed, including applications for two 1.6-bcfd floating liquefaction plants in Brownsville, Texas. Furthermore, seven to ten export projects are proposed in Canada and Mexico, including three associated with underutilized import terminals that could be retrofitted for export. Those terminals will soon have some 15 pipeline interconnects with the U.S.

This timely and crucial conference will examine global LNG markets and consider the roles that Canada, the U.S. and Mexico will play in meeting some 300 million tonnes of unmet LNG demand worldwide by 2025, as industry leaders driving world-class investment along the global LNG supply chain converge under one roof over the span of two days.




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