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FERC Chairman Denies Reports of LNG Terminal Delays

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The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) said it has not announced any delays of 12 to 18 months for pending applications of liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminals.

Speaking on FERC’s Open Access podcast, chairman Kevin McIntyre said that recent media reports of such delays are incorrect, and that the commission has been working on streamlining the application process. Because of this effort, he said the release of any schedules to date would have been premature.

“In the last few days we have made truly significant strides in reforming the permitting process with our federal partners, eliminating duplicative efforts and instituting a streamlined procedure that will significantly reduce our LNG permitting timelines,” McIntyre said. “The details are still being hammered out, but we expect to have a formalized agreement in place in the coming days.”

McIntyre said that over the past six months, FERC has issued revised notices of schedule for two projects and one schedule for a greenfield LNG project subject to the FAST-41 process.

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