DOE has approved six LNG export applications to non-free trade countries. These six applications represent new demand of 8.7 bcf/day, a 12.4 percent increase over 2012 consumption levels for periods of up to 30 years. As a comparison, total U.S. demand increased only 9 percent from 2000 to 2012.
DOE needs to take a "time-out" from the approval of LNG exports to non-free trade countries and complete a new study using up-to-date domestic demand assumptions to assess potential impacts to consumers. They also need to do a rulemaking to develop a transparent decision making process for the consideration of LNG export applications to non-free trade countries.
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