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You are here:  Natural Gas Regulation

The new link for the  Natural Gas Regulatory Program can be found at the following hyperlink:


DOE's Natural Gas Regulatory Responsibilities

The Office of Oil and Gas Global Security and Supply, Office of Natural Gas Regulatory Activities regulates natural gas imports and exports under Section 3 of the Natural Gas Act of 1938; maintaining statistics on North American natural gas trade, and overseeing the Office of Fossil Energy's international programs pertaining to natural gas and petroleum.    


Authorization/Orders by Year 

- Analyses & Reports
- How to Apply Vacate/Export/Import Authorizations - Reporting Requirements and Sample Report Formats & Guidelines

Browse Applications submitted to DOE

- LNG Export, Previously Imported and Long Term Natural Gas Dockets
- Application Status, Initiation/Expiration Dates - Opinion of Counsel Form
- Cites for Opinions and Orders - Other Information Sources

Name Change Requirements


Staff Listing


NEPA Records of Categorical Exclusion


E-file your application

- Public Comment Procedures -

Free Trade/Non-Free Trade Countries


File Your Application Electronically

E-Filing AvailableProspective importers and exporters of natural gas can now request federal authorizations using a new, online e-file system. Currently, the electronic process is available for short-term authorizations to trade with Mexico and Canada or for importing liquefied natural gas.  E-file your application 

  • Summary of LNG Export Applications 
    (LINK MOVED 2014)LNG Data

    Monthly data is now available for LNG imports. All data represents estimates and is subject to future revisions on this site and in the quarterly publication "Natural Gas Imports and Exports."

             - View monthly LNG Imports report [opens new window]



LNG Imports - 
February 2013 Monthly Report
 [60.1 KB PDF]



Natural Gas Imports and Exports - 4th Quarter Report,
[1.45 MB PDF]



Summary of LNG Export Applications (03.11.14) 



LNG Re-Export Authorizations 


More Publications



Larine Moore
Office of Fossil Energy
U.S. Department of Energy
Washington, DC 20585

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Page updated on: March 13, 2014 

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