EPA Refuses Exemptions to LNG Exporter

Gas would have gone to Europe during their energy crisis. 

The Environmental Protection Agency said it will not exempt a top U.S. liquified natural gas (LNG) exporter from a regulation that will severely reduce the company’s exports to Europe even though President Biden had promised he would send more gas to Europe to address its energy crisis. 

The energy exporter had sought a waiver to a rule that limits emissions of formaldehyde, a chemical that is produced by the company’s gas-powered turbines located at its two Gulf Coast facilities. 

President Biden in March vowed to send Europe 15 billion cubic meters of LNG to supply the continent with enough energy to resist Russian energy coercion. The Department of Energy also issued two long-term orders in March authorizing LNG exports from two of the company’s export projects to further global “energy security” and help U.S. allies. 

The company’s turbine operators were forced to comply with the formaldehyde rule and halt operations to install new equipment that will curb formaldehyde emissions. Compliance with the ruling will significantly diminish the firm’s LNG exports to Europe. 

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For the president and his environmental advisors as they assess the administration’s pledge to send gas to Europe.
  • For Administrator Regan to be led by the Lord as he heads the EPA.
  • For U.S. energy officials as they evaluate the needs of the nation and the world for fuel and electricity.

Sources: Washington Post, Daily Caller 


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