Article Photos: Energy Department backs plan to export natural gas 1/1

The Excelsior arrives at the Freeport LNG terminal in Houston in April 2008. The Energy Department has given conditional approval to Freeport LNG Expansion L.P., based in Freeport, Texas, to  export liquefied natural gas, the second LNG export project the Obama administration has approved as it faces a wave of export requests. AP FILE PHOTO <strong>Steve Campbell - AP</strong>