FERC’s McNamee Highlights Agency’s Role in Ramping Up Gas Project Approvals

FERC Commissioner Bernard McNamee said the agency approved four LNG export projects in the span of three months, following a two-year drought of facility authorizations, FERC Commissioner Bernard McNamee said the agency approved four LNG export projects in the span of three months, following a two-year drought of facility authorizations, according to testimony filed June 12 with the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

Another ten LNG export applications are pending before the commission, with four LNG export facility proposals in the pre-filing process, McNamee said. McNamee said that the project approvals by FERC are positioning the nation to export more energy than it imports by 2020, a feat not reached since the 1950s. The U.S. became a net exporter of natural gas in 2017.