IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
November 3, 2021
Mr. Cassidy (for himself, Mr. Kennedy, Mr. Inhofe, Mr. Rubio, and Mr. Scott of Florida) 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 2021.
Expedited approval of export of certain volumes of natural gas
Section 3 of the Natural Gas Act (15 U.S.C. 717b) is amended by striking subsection (c) and inserting the following:
Expedited application and approval process
For purposes of subsection (a), the following shall be deemed to be consistent with the public interest, and applications for such importation or exportation shall be granted without modification or delay:
The importation of the natural gas referred to in subsection (b).
The exportation of natural gas in a volume up to and including 51,750,000,000 cubic feet per year.
The exportation of natural gas to a nation with which there is in effect a free trade agreement requiring national treatment for trade in natural gas.
Subparagraphs (B) and (C) of paragraph (1) shall not apply to any nation subject to sanctions imposed by the United States.