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Liquefied Natural Gas Act of 2005

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Official Title as Introduced

To require certain terms and conditions for the siting, construction, expansion, and operation of liquefied natural gas import terminals, and for other purposes.

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01/25/2005Introduced in House

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02/25/2005Referred to the Subcommittee on Energy and Air Quality.
Action By: Committee on Energy and Commerce
01/25/2005Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.
Action By: House of Representatives
01/25/2005Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Energy and Commerce01/25/2005 Referred to
House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Energy and Air Quality02/25/2005 Referred to

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Introduced in House (01/25/2005)

Liquefied Natural Gas Act of 2005 - Amends the Natural Gas Act to transfer from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to the Secretary of Energy oversight functions regarding the exportation or importation of natural gas, including free trade agreements and liquefied natural gas.

Declares that no person shall site, construct, expand, or operate a liquefied natural gas import terminal without first having secured a FERC authorization.

Prohibits any State or local government from requiring any form of authorization with respect to the siting, construction, expansion, or operation of a liquefied natural gas import terminal except as otherwise provided by Federal law.

Prescribes guidelines for FERC oversight authority pertaining to scheduling and administrative proceedings.

Defines liquefied natural gas import terminal as including all facilities located onshore or in State waters that are used to receive, unload, store, transport, gasify, or process liquefied natural gas imported to the United States from a foreign country, but does excluding the tankers used to deliver liquefied natural gas to such facilities.