The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) on Jan, 8 issued a policy statement to streamline its regulatory process on short-term LNG export authorizations.

The action will remove the requirement for long-term LNG export authorization holders to seek separate short-term authorizations to export the same volumes approved for long-term exports, the DOE said.

“Concurrent with this policy statement, DOE is amending several long-term LNG export orders to add short-term export authority to the long-term orders,” the statement read.