The Department of Energy (DOE) received an application from American LNG Marketing LLC in March seeking authorization to export liquefied natural gas (LNG). The application was published today in the Federal Register.

New York-based American LNG wants to export up to 6.04 billion cubic feet (Bcf) over a two-year period beginning this month. The LNG would be exported from a natural gas liquefaction facility located near Medley, Fla., to any country with the capacity to import LNG in approved ISO containers on containerships or roll-on/roll-off ships, and as long as trade is not prohibited with that country by U.S. law or policy.

To date, American LNG has been granted multicontract authorizations for 20-year terms from the DOE to export 3.02 Bcf of LNG per year from its Hialeah facility. Comments on the application must be received by June 20.

David Krapf has been editor of WorkBoat, the nation’s leading trade magazine for the inland and coastal waterways industry, since 1999. He is responsible for overseeing the editorial direction of the publication. Krapf has been in the publishing industry since 1987, beginning as a reporter and editor with daily and weekly newspapers in the Houston area. He also was the editor of a transportation industry daily in New Orleans before joining WorkBoat as a contributing editor in 1992. He has been covering the transportation industry since 1989, and has a degree in business administration from the State University of New York at Oswego, and also studied journalism at the University of Houston.