IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
October 18, 2017
Mr. Cassidy (for himself and Mr. Rubio) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources
To amend the Natural Gas Act to expedite approval of exports of small volumes of natural gas, and for other purposes.
This Act may be cited as the
Small Scale LNG Access Act of 2017.
Expedited approval of export of certain volumes of natural gas
Section 3(c) of the Natural Gas Act (15 U.S.C. 717b(c)) is amended—
(c) For purposes of and inserting the following:
Expedited application and approval process
Free trade agreements in effect
For purposes of
by adding at the end the following:
Small-scale natural gas exports
For purposes of subsection (a), any application for the exportation of natural gas in a volume that is equal to or less than 51,100,000,000 cubic feet per year of natural gas shall be—
deemed to be consistent with the public interest; and
granted without modification or delay.
Paragraphs (1) and (2) shall not apply to any nation subject to sanctions imposed by the United States.