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GLNG: Republicans attempt to overturn Biden’s halt on LNG export approvals

US House Republicans are seeking to reverse the Biden administration’s pause on US LNG export approvals with legislation introduced on February 1 that calls for LNG export reviews to be removed from the Department of Energy’s (DOE) authority.

The legislation, called the Unlocking Domestic LNG Potential Act, if successful, would replace the DOE’s role in approving LNG export terminals and make it the remit of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).

Meanwhile, Senate Republicans have also brought forth companion legislation. Both bills are similar to legislation that was introduced last year and passed in the House but could not get approval in the Democrat-controlled Senate.

According to S&P Global, a hearing on the matter has been scheduled for February 6 by Republican Cathy McMorris Rodgers, the House Energy and Commerce Chairman.