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Order of Precedence - non-FTA LNG Export Applications

This document lists the order of precedence for processing non-FTA LNG export applications before the Department of Energy (last revised March 24, 2014).

Criteria DOE used to establish the processing order on December 5, 2012

DOE will begin processing all long-term applicants to export LNG to non-FTA countries in the following order:

  1. All pending DOE applications, as of December 5, 2012, where the applicant has received approval from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commision (FERC), either on or before December 5, 2012, to use the FERC pre-filing process, in the order the DOE application was received.
  2. Pending DOE applications, as of December 5, 2012, in which the applicant did not receive approval either on or before December 5, 2012, from FERC to use the FERC pre-filing process, in the order the DOE application was received.
  3. DOE applications received after December 5, 2012, in the order the DOE applications are received.