Proposed U.S. and Mexican LNG facilities continue to face regulatory uncertainty roughly six months after federal regulators reaffirmed their expectations that projects should start exporting the super-chilled fuel within seven years of receiving export authorization from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).

Over 40 liquefied natural gas projects are advancing across North America, with the bulk proposed for the Gulf Coast. The DOE must also issue export authorizations for Mexican projects that will use U.S. feed gas. 

Charlie Riedl, executive director of the Center for LNG (CLNG) said nearly two dozen projects could be impacted by the DOE’s policy statement issued earlier this year.

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