Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick has added his voice of support for Texas LNG Project, allowing more Eagle Ford gas to be shipped overseas.
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In a letter to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) back in May, Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick wrote to express his ‘strong’ support for the proposed Texas LNG Brownsville project. Patrick’s letter appealed to the economic benefits of the project, including a substantial tax revenue increase for state and local governments.
Texas LNG applied in March and anticipates receiving final approval in 2017. Once approved, operators will be able to transport natural gas from the Eagle Ford Shale down to the Port of Brownsville where it will be liquified and shipped overseas. They anticipate their first exports will be in 2020.
Environmentalists and other groups are opposing the project due to concerns over safety and air pollution.