US-listed New Fortress Energy has applied for permits to site one of its planned floating LNG (FLNG) production units in the US Gulf as it joins the rush to supply Europe with product to replace Russian gas.

New Fortress said it has filed applications with the US Maritime Administration, the US Coast Guard and US Department of Energy for the required permits and regulatory approvals to site, construct and operate a new offshore LNG liquefaction terminal off the coast of Louisiana.