The Obama administration is expected to approve liquefied natural gas exports early this year. A facility on the Georgia coast is looking for approval. Southern LNG wants to refit its terminal near Savannah for exports to send natural gas overseas.
Last year was the first year in Southern Company’s 100 year history that the company used more natural gas than coal to generate electricity. But while natural gas is cheap and plentiful, the company isn’t willing to convert all its plants to natural gas.