Energy secretary vows gas export decisions this year

“We are getting pretty much ready to start evaluating the docket on a case-by-case basis,” Moniz said. He didn’t give a specific timeline on new decisions but said more would “absolutely” be forthcoming this year.

Moniz faced questions about his review from a pair of pro-export Texas Republicans – Reps. Joe Barton and Ralph HallRalph HallGOP fights off primary challengers in deep-red Texas Most diverse Congress in history poised to take power Lawmakers pay tribute to Rep. Ralph Hall MORE.

The Energy Department is reviewing applications to export gas from terminals in the Gulf Coast and elsewhere.

In mid-May, before Moniz arrived, the department approved its second industry application to export gas to nations that lack a trade deal with the U.S. It was the first such approval since 2011.