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Federal Permitting and Oversight of Export of Fossil Fuels


Recent technological developments have led to an increase in the domestic supply of natural gas.\r As a result, there is interest among some parties in exporting liquefied natural gas (LNG) to take\r advantage of international markets. This has placed new attention on the laws and regulations\r governing the export of natural gas as well as other fossil fuels.\r In most cases, export of fossil fuels requires federal authorization of both the act of exporting the\r fuel and the facility that will be employed to export the fuel. For example, the export of natural\r gas is permitted by the Department of Energy\'s Office of Fossil Energy, while the construction\r and operation of the export facility must be authorized by the Federal Energy Regulatory\r Commission (FERC). Oil exports are generally forbidden, but an export that falls under one of\r several exemptions to the ban can be authorized by the Department of Commerce\'s Bureau of\r Industry and Security, while oil pipelines that cross international borders must be permitted by the\r State Department. Coal exports do not require special authorization specific to the commodity;\r however, as with natural gas and crude oil, other generally applicable federal statutes and\r regulations may apply to the export of coal.


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Federal Permitting and Oversight of Export of Fossil Fuels  [Order No: R43231  Release Date: Sep 17,2013  Pages: 14]