The U.S. Maritime Administration (MARAD) has ordered Delfin LNG LLC to submit an updated application to build and operate its proposed export project in the Gulf of Mexico.

Seven years after the agency granted Delfin a record of decision (ROD) for the more than 13 million metric tons/year (mmty) capacity project offshore Louisiana, MARAD staff told the firm that it could not issue a license due to “widespread changes” in the design, financing and operation of the facility.

“These changes resulted in a revised proposal that is not the same as that approved under the ROD, and as noted below, will require a thorough, statutorily required, interagency and public review,” MARAD staff wrote in a recently published letter.

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