WASHINGTON Nov 15 The U.S. Department of Energy
said on Friday it has conditionally approved more exports of
liquefied natural gas from Freeport LNG in Texas, a move that
could lead to more shipments of the fuel in coming years.
The approval is the fifth by the U.S. government since 2011
to countries with which it does not have a free trade agreement.
While the U.S. natural gas boom has led to a long list of
applications to export the fuel, the Obama administration is
weighing how fast to roll out approvals in order to keep
domestic gas prices in check. The last approval, on Sept. 11,
was for Dominion Resources Inc in Cove Point Maryland.