FACTBOX-North America natural gas export plans

2011-5-12
filed an application to build a U.S. natural gas export plant this week, thethird such filing in a year as companies look to make the most of cheapdomestic gas compared to higher-paying markets in Europe and Asia. Massive increases in North American gas production have eroded import needsand prompted companies to consider exporting domestically-produced gas overseas
In the form of liquefied natural gas (LNG). LNG import terminals built on the expectation that the U.S. would soon be amajor importer of LNG have sat largely idle since 2008 as shale gas productionsoared. Terminal developers are now hoping to build export facilities at theirexisting or planned import sites. LNG is natural gas cooled to a liquid for transport in specially designed
tankers. In addition to the three terminals which have filed for permits in theUnited States, there are two proposals in Canada. Three other projects arebeing considered in North America. Below is a table showing the planned LNG export plants. Capacity is inbillion cubic feet per day.
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