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    Liquefied Natural Gas: Exports - America’s Opportunity and Advantage

    LNG, or liquefied natural gas, is a clear, odorless, noncorrosive, nontoxic liquid that is formed when natural gas is cooled to around -260 F. This shrinks the volume by about 600 times, making the resource easier to store and transport through marine shipments.
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    API Map of LNG sites Critical to U.S. Export Goals

    API has launched a new web-based map tracking liquefied natural gas (LNG) export projects, including those waiting for approval from the federal government. Approval of the multi-billion dollar export terminals could create thousands of American jobs, strengthen the U.S. geopolitical position, reduce global emissions, and help the Obama administration to meet its promise to double American exports.
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  • U.S. LNG Exports: Impacts on Energy Markets and the Economy

    In order to inform the current policy debate surrounding the granting of licenses for U.S. exports of liquefied natural gas (LNG), the American Petroleum Institute (API) commissioned ICF International to undertake a study of the energy market and economic impacts of LNG exports.
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  • API Reply Comments regarding 2012 LNG Export Study with Preliminary ICF Results

    February 25, 2013 - The American Petroleum Institute (API) submitted these reply comments in response to various comments submitted during the initial comment period and in further support of the expeditious approval of pending LNG export applications by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).  Included with the comments is the Status Report and Preliminary Results: The Economic Impacts of U.S. LNG Exports, prepared by ICF International.
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    LNG Answers

    What are the benefits of exporting LNG? Create and support thousands of jobs, generate billions of dollars in government revenues, reduce our trade deficit, help the industry operate efficiently by maintaining production levels thereby enhancing energy security and increase domestic production of associated natural gas liquids (NGLs), putting downward pressure on prices of chemical manufacturing feedstocks.
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  • 2012 LNG Export Study – Comments of the American Petroleum Institute

    January 24, 2013 - The American Petroleum Institute (API) submitted these comments in support of the expeditious approval of pending LNG export applications by the U.S. Department of Energy.  API fully agrees with the conclusion of the DOE “2012 LNG Export Study” that, across all scenarios, the U.S. stands to gain net economic benefits from allowing LNG exports.
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  • U.S. Exports of Natural Gas: A Common Sense Step That Is Good for the Economy

    The U.S. has abundant supplies of natural gas. Industry advancements in hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling have led to a dramatic increase in the estimated recoverable shale gas resources located in the United States. Natural gas can be safely exported through LNG. Exporting natural gas through LNG has signficant benefits for the U.S.  See details here.

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    U.S. Liquefied Natural Gas Exports: America’s Opportunity and Advantage

    Projected U.S. LNG exports are less than 8% of projected U.S. consumption; and less than 2% of EIA’s estimates of the U.S. total natural gas resource base.
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    The Benefits of LNG Exports

    Selling some of America’s abundant natural gas resources in global markets represents a major opportunity for the United States to create thousands of new jobs, grow our manufacturing base, generate billions of dollars in additional royalties and new government revenues, and expand the benefits of U.S. trade.
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  • API's John Felmy's remarks at press briefing on natural gas exports

    API Chief Economist John Felmy told reporters this morning that exporting some of the nation’s massive natural gas resources would spur additional energy production, job creation and economic growth and that the U.S. Department of Energy should promptly approve pending applications for authorization to export natural gas.  See complete statement here.
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