With the Ukrainian crisis rejuvenating the LNG sector as the west seeks alternatives to Russian gas, planned projects in the US are reaping the rewards. The Qatar Energy (70%) and ExxonMobil (30%) Golden Pass joint venture received good news on 27 April, with the Department of Energy approving its application to expand the scope of its planned export terminal from 15.6mn t/y to 18.1mn t/y. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission had already approved the request in 2021, and the President and CEO of Golden Pass LNG said “this maximizes our opportunity to bring clean energy from Texas to power the world.” Output from the first of three trains is due to start in 2024.