There are more than 170 LNG facilities operating in the U.S. performing a variety of services. Some facilities export natural gas from the U.S., some provide natural gas supply to the interstate pipeline system or local distribution companies, while others are used to store natural gas for periods of peak demand. There are also facilities which produce LNG for vehicle fuel or for industrial use. Depending on location and use, an LNG facility may be regulated by several federal agencies and by state utility regulatory agencies.
The FERC is responsible for authorizing the siting and construction of onshore and near-shore LNG import or export facilities under Section 3 of the Natural Gas Act. The Commission, under Section 7 of the Natural Gas Act, also issues certificates of public convenience and necessity for LNG facilities engaged in interstate natural gas transportation by pipeline. As required by the National Environmental Policy Act, the FERC prepares environmental assessments or impact statements for proposed LNG facilities under its jurisdiction. Click the links below for maps showing proposed and potential LNG projects.
Projects which are approved and built are subject to FERC oversight for as long as the facility is in operation. FERC currently regulates twenty-seven operational LNG facilities. Click the links below for maps of operating LNG facilities under FERC jurisdiction.
Existing and Proposed Terminals
- LNG Project Resource Reports 11 & 13 Supplemental Guidance
- Recommended Parameters for Solid Flame Models for Land Based LNG Spills
- Evaluation of DEGADIS 2.1 Using Advisory Bulletin ADB-10-07 Report
- Evaluation of DEGADIS 2.1 Using Advisory Bulletin ADB-10-07 Database
- Consequence Assessment Methods for Incidents Involving Releases from LNG Carriers
- FERC: 18 CFR 1-399
- PHMSA: Liquefied Natural Gas Overview
- PMHSA: R&D Database
- PHMSA: 49 CFR 193
- DOE’s Role in LNG Sector
- DOE: LNG Basics
- USCG: Liquefied Gas Carrier National Center of Expertise
- USCG: 33 CFR 105
- USCG: 33 CFR 127
- Energy Information Administration: LNG Explained
- 2018 MOU with PHMSA
- 2007 MOU with Department of Defense
- 2004 Interagency Agreement between FERC, USCG & DOT
- 1985 MOU with Department of Transportation