Upton Welcomes DOE’s Approval of Cove Point Export Facility; Urges Quick Action on Remaining Applications

September 11, 2013

WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) issued the following statement today in response to the Department of Energy’s announcement that it has conditionally authorized Dominion’s Cove Point Terminal to export liquefied natural gas (LNG) to countries that do not have a Free Trade Agreement.
“DOE has now approved four export licenses, but several more continue to languish in review and the timeline for approvals is uncertain. Today’s approval of the Cove Point Terminal is welcome progress, but DOE must act quickly on the remaining licenses or we risk losing out on important opportunities for economic growth and job creation.”