NEB Approves Four LNG Export Licence Applications

abarrelfullabarrelfull wrote on 25 Dec 2013 09:29
Tags: canada lng n-america


The National Energy Board (NEB or Board) has approved applications for 25 year natural gas export licences to export liquefied natural gas (LNG) to:

Issuance of the licences to export LNG is subject to the approval of the Governor in Council.

Recent developments in gas production technology have resulted in a significant increase in the Canadian gas resource base and North American gas supply. One of the major impacts of this increase is lower demand for Canadian gas in traditional gas markets in the United States and eastern Canada. As a result, the Canadian gas industry is seeking to access overseas gas markets through exports of LNG.

When evaluating LNG export licence applications, the Board considers if the quantity of gas proposed to be exported is surplus to Canadian requirements, taking into account trends in the discovery of gas in Canada. Each application is assessed on its own merits. The Board determined that the quantity of gas proposed to be exported for each application will be surplus to Canadian requirements. The Board is satisfied that the gas resource base in Canada, as well as North America, is large and can accommodate reasonably foreseeable Canadian demand, the LNG exports in these applications, and a potential increase in demand. The Canadian natural gas market will continue to respond appropriately to changes in supply and demand.


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