Biden administration denies Cheniere request for rule exemption

(Courtesy Cheniere Energy) Sabine Pass in Louisiana

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) said last week that it had denied a request from Cheniere Energy Inc. to exempt turbines at its two U.S. Gulf Coast terminals from a hazardous pollution rule, reports Reuters.

The rejection raises questions about whether the Texas-based company will have to reduce exports of the supercooled fuel to install new pollution control equipment at its facilities at a time that Europe is depending on increased shipments of LNG from the U.S. to offset cuts from Russia.

Europe is facing its worst-ever gas supply crisis, with energy prices soaring and German importers discussing possible rationing in the European Union’s biggest economy after Russia reduced gas flows westward. Read the entire story.