March 16, 2022

Cassidy Announces Approval of Louisiana LNG Exports

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), a member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, today announced the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) will grant an export license to the Sabine Pass LNG terminal, located in Cameron Parish, Louisiana. This license will allow the Sabine Pass facility to increase the exportation of liquefied natural gas (LNG) to our international allies who are experiencing energy shortages due to the Russian invasion of Ukraine. In 2021, Sabine Pass had the greatest export output of any LNG facility in the nation at more than 1.24 trillion cubic feet, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA).

“Finally, this export license is long overdue for Southwest Louisiana. Louisiana energy workers are ready to restore American energy dominance,” said Dr. Cassidy. “We need an Operation Warp Speed to expedite energy production and exports. It will create jobs, lower energy prices and improve national security.”   

On February 17th, Cassidy introduced the Expediting Natural Gas to Allies Act, which would expedite approval for natural gas exports to supply allies and U.S international partners in response to tensions with Russia and China. On the same day, he also led 26 colleagues in urging the Biden administration to facilitate the increase of LNG exports to assist our European partners and undermine Russian influence.

On March 9,  Cassidy released a landmark energy & climate policy outline on how the U.S. can successfully reset energy and climate policy and create a global Russia-free energy future. This outline included Cassidy’s plan for an Operation Warp Speed for U.S. energy production and export. 

Background on Cassidy’s recent work to support American energy production: