July 2022, Vol. 249, No. 7


Environmental Groups Attempt to Slow LNG Exports to Europe

By Stephen Barlas, Contributing Editor, Washington, D.C. Despite Biden’s commitment to get more U.S. liquified natural gas (LNG) to Europe, environmental groups are trying to convince FERC to slow or kill export LNG facilities and pipelines that serve them on mostly environmental grounds.   The Sierra Club and Healthy Gulf, a Louisiana-centered advocacy organization, want FERC to block a request from Venture Global Plaquemines LNG to increase its peak achievable liquefaction capacity from 24 mtpa to 27.2 mtpa of LNG. That LNG is expected to come online in 2024.   FERC has already approved the 24-mtpa capacity and an affiliated Texas Eastern 30-mile (48-km) Gator

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