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U.S. a Net Exporter of Natural Gas for the First Time Since 1957


03.20.18

WASHINGTON, DC –Thanks to increased production, greater capacity, and further investment in liquified natural gas (LNG) export terminals, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, the U.S. became a net exporter of natural gas for the first time since 1957.

Committee member Rep. Bill Johnson (R-OH) – whose district sits on the Marcellus and Utica shales – has long championed the geopolitical and economic benefits of increasing U.S. LNG exports to our partners around the world. In January of 2018, #SubEnergy held a hearing on legislation to improve the process for reviewing export applications.

The Energy and Commerce Committee is leading the way when it comes to modernizing the nation’s energy infrastructure and developing innovative solutions to  move domestic energy from where it is produced to where it is consumed. In July of 2017, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 2883, the Promoting Cross-Border Energy Infrastructure Act, authored by Rep. Markwayne Mullin (R-OK) and H.R. 2910, the Promoting Interagency Coordination for Review of Natural Gas Pipelines Act, authored by Rep. Bill Flores (R-TX).

Learn more about the U.S. EIA report HERE.

For more information on the committee’s work on energy infrastructure, click HERE.

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