The US Department of Energy (DOE) has authorised LNG exports from the Plaquemines LNG project, located on the Mississippi River.

Under the issued order from the DOE, Plaquemines LNG will have the authority to export up to 3.4 billion cubic feet per day of natural gas as LNG from the proposed project. 

“The increase in LNG infrastructure projects in the US has been astounding to watch,” said Rick Perry, US Secretary of Energy.

“Projects like Venture Global’s Plaquemines create well-paid, American jobs and have changed the game in sharing the benefits of US LNG with our allies around the world.”

“I am glad the Department is doing our part to empower the Plaquemines project and other energy infrastructure to progress quickly.”

Plaquemines LNG are now authorised to export LNG by ocean-going vessel to any country with which the US does not have a free trade agreement requiring national treatment for trade in natural gas, and with which trade is not prohibited by US law or policy.