- Rep. Clay Higgins (R-LA)
The bill eliminates bureaucratic restrictions on liquified natural gas exports.
The United States is the top producer of natural gas. The international market for liquified natural gas is expected to grow rapidly, particularly in Europe and Asia. Considering natural gas reduced emissions in the US power sector by about a third from 2005 to 2017, it can also help reduce emissions abroad by displacing more carbon-intensive fuels.
The current permitting process for LNG exports is unnecessarily bureaucratic, which impairs investor certainty and limits taking full advantage of America’s wealth of natural gas supplies.