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API praise vote on natural gas exports

Hydrocarbon Engineering,

API President and CEO Jack Gerard welcomed the vote on 30 April 2014 on legislation to fast track US exports of LNG. The measure, H.R. 6, was approved by the Energy and Commerce Committee.


Gerard said, ‘the case for natural gas exports is clear, and Congress is ready to see those benefits flow to US workers. America is now the world’s top producer of natural gas, and opening the doors to trade will allow us to harness that power on the international stage while bringing home thousands of jobs and growing our economy. We welcome the committee’s work to make LNG exports a priority, and we are optimistic that members will come together on bipartisan efforts to lock in America’s trade advantage and strengthen our position as an energy superpower.’

Domestic Prosperity and Global Freedom Act

The Domestic Prosperity and Global Freedom Act was introduced by Rep. Cory Gardner and would expedite approval of over 20 export permits at the Department of Energy and accelerate future permits for export to World Trade Organisation members. The API has issued a letter of support to committee leaders encouraging passage of the bill. Related LNG proposals have received support from Senators mark Udall, John Barrasso, Mark Warner, Lisa Murkowski, Mark Begich, John Hoeven, and Mary Landrieu, among others.

A map of proposed US LNG export terminals can be found here.

Adapted from press release by Claira Lloyd

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