H.R. 351 works to expedite the approval of U.S. liquefied natural gas (LNG) export projects. Increasing U.S. LNG exports would help create jobs in America and help our allies abroad. At the request of the Department of Energy, NERA economic consulting conducted a study and found that U.S. LNG exports would result in net gains to our domestic economy and could reduce the average number of unemployed workers by as much as 45,000 by 2018. The Energy Equipment and Infrastructure Alliance projects that expanding the market for U.S. LNG would create an additional 150,000 jobs in the supply chain. U.S. LNG exports would also provide our allies in Europe and across the globe with an alternative safe and secure source of energy, reducing the coercive power of exporters like Russia.