Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Exports

The committee has been actively engaged on the benefits of liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports and is taking action to ensure the benefits can be realized. After a series of hearings and an international forum, the committee issued a report detailing the economic and geopolitical benefits of U.S. LNG exports. Now, the committee is taking action to ensure the U.S. does not miss out on this window of opportunity to boost our economy and help our global allies.

H.R. 351, the LNG Permitting Certainty and Transparency Act, authored by committee member Rep. Bill Johnson (R-OH), will cut through the red tape and will ensure exports to our allies are no longer subject to unnecessary delays.

Read the fact sheet about H.R. 351 HERE.

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Prosperity at Home and Strengthened Allies Abroad — A Global Perspective on Natural Gas Exports



Committee Releases Report on Global Benefits of U.S. LNG Exports (February 4, 2014)


U.S. Energy Abundance: Exports and the Changing Global Energy Landscape (May 7, 2013)

U.S. Energy Abundance: Regulatory, Market, and Legal Barriers to Export (June 18, 2013)

Geopolitical Implications and Mutual Benefits of U.S. LNG Exports (International Forum) (October 10, 2013)

H.R. 6, the Domestic Prosperity and Global Freedom Act (March 25, 2014)

Energy and Power Subcommittee Vote on H.R. 6, the Domestic Prosperity and Global Freedom Act (April 8 & 9, 2014)

Committee to Consider H.R. 6, H.R. 2689, and H.R. 4092 (April 29, 30, 2014)


The Wall Street Journal: Robert Johnson and Leslie Palti-Guzman: The Foreign Policy Uses of an Energy Bounty (Jan 10, 2013)

Foreign Policy: The Geopolitics of Gas Exports (February 12, 2014)

Bloomberg: Ukraine Seen Builidng Support for U.S. Natural Gas Export (March 4, 2014)

The Wall Street Journal: U.S. Does Have Weapon vs. Putin: Energy (March 5, 2014)

The New York Times: Editorial: Natural Gas as a Diplomatic Tool (March 7, 2014)

The Washington Post: Editorial: Using U.S. Natural Gas as an Energy Wedge Against Russia (March 22, 2014)


Johnson Introduces Bipartisan Bill Expediting LNG exports (January 14, 2015)

Chairman Upton Welcomes DOE’s Findings That LNG Exports will Benefit American Economy (December 5, 2012)

New Report Raises Concerns that Energy Export Delays Could Violate Trade Agreements (December 4, 2013)

New Report Shows LNG Exports Will Create Jobs and Benefit Small Businesses (May 3, 2013)

Committee Releases Report on Global Benefits of U.S. LNG Exports (February 4, 2014)

Upton: U.S. LNG Exports Can Weaken Russian Influence (March 3, 2014)

Gardner Introduces Bill to Expedite U.S. LNG Exports in Wake of Russian Aggression (March 6, 2014)

As White House Downplays Importance of LNG Exports, Eastern Europe Makes Plea for U.S. Natural Gas (March 10, 2014)

Subcommittee to Begin Review of LNG Exports Bill Next Tuesday (March 17, 2014)

Subcommittee Reviews Bill to Accelerate U.S. LNG Exports (March 25, 2014)

Subcommittee Advances Bill to Speed Up LNG Exports (April 9, 2014)

Committee Approves Legislation to Expedite LNG Exports (April 30, 2014)

Russia Threatens to Turn Off Europe’s Gas (May 5, 2014)

Upton Responds to Putin’s Decision to Cut Off Ukraine’s Gas (May 15, 2014)

Upton and Gardner Respond to DOE’s LNG Exports Change (May 29, 2014)

House to Vote on LNG Export Legislation Next Week (June 20, 2014)

Members Urge Support fo LNG Exports, Say #Yes2Energy and Jobs (June 24, 2014)

OPINION: Gardner Featured in Investor’s Business Daily (June 25, 2014)

Support Builds for Bipartisan H.R. 6 Ahead of House Vote (June 25, 2014)

House Approves Bill to Boost Gas Exports, Create Exports (June 25, 2014)

Letters of Support for H.R. 6

Accelerate Colorado

American Petroleum Institute (API)

Americans for Tax Reform

Bipartisan Policy Center

Center for Liquefied Natural Gas 

Chamber of Commerce

Colorado Association of Commerce & Industry

Energy Equipment and Infrastructure Alliance (EEIA)

Gas Processors Association

General Electric

Heritage Action For America

Jefferson County Commissioners

Jefferson County Commissioners

Let Freedom Ring

National Association of Manufacturers

National Association of Royalty Owners Rockies Chapter

National Association of Waterfront Employers

Natural Gas Supply Association

National Taxpayers Union

The 60 Plus Association

Virginia Oil and Gas Association

Western Energy Alliance