Alaska LNG project marks another significant milestone with the announcement from the United States Department of Energy that it has conditionally authorized the Alaska LNG Project to export LNG to non-Free Trade Agreement countries.
The application to export up to 20 million metric tons per year of liquefied natural gas from Alaska for a 30-year period was submitted to the U.S. Department of Energy last July. Authorization to export to nations with existing free trade agreements with the U.S. was previously received in November 2014.
Today’s announcement conditionally further expands the authorization to include non-Free Trade Agreement countries as well.
“We are very pleased with the progress this represents,” said Steve Butt, Alaska LNG senior project manager. “As with any large scale LNG project, access to as many markets as possible will improve the commercial viability of the proposed project.”
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