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S. 1404 (115th): Natural Gas Export Expansion Act


The text of the bill below is as of Jun 21, 2017 (Introduced). The bill was not enacted into law.


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115th CONGRESS

1st Session

S. 1404

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

June 21, 2017

introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources

A BILL

To amend the Natural Gas Act to provide for expanded natural gas exports.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Natural Gas Export Expansion Act.

2.

Natural gas exports

(a)

Finding

Congress finds that expanding natural gas exports will lead to increased investment and development of domestic supplies of natural gas that will contribute to job growth and economic development.

(b)

Natural gas exports

Section 3(c) of the Natural Gas Act (15 U.S.C. 717b(c)) is amended—

(1)

by inserting or any other nation not excluded by this section after trade in natural gas;

(2)

by striking (c) For purposes and inserting the following:

(c)

Expedited application and approval process

(1)

In general

For purposes

; and

(3)

by adding at the end the following:

(2)

Exclusions

(A)

In general

Any nation subject to sanctions or trade restrictions imposed by the United States is excluded from expedited approval under paragraph (1).

(B)

Designation by President or Congress

The President or Congress may designate nations that may be excluded from expedited approval under paragraph (1) for reasons of national security.

(3)

Order not required

No order is required under subsection (a) to authorize the export or import of any natural gas to or from Canada or Mexico.

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