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

LNG primer - 150LNG, 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. LNG is not stored under pressure and is not explosive or flammable in its liquid state, and it cannot be released rapidly enough to cause overpressures associated with explosions.

LNG has been safely handled for several decades, with LNG vessels having made more than 100,000 voyages without major accidents or safety problems.

The LNG industry is highly regulated by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, the Department of Transportation, the U.S. Coast Guard and the Department of Homeland Security, and other agencies to ensure that vessels, facilities and personnel provide and deliver safe operations and transport.

Liquefied Natural Gas: Exports is available in both high and low resolution versions.

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Why Export LNGThe export of liquefied natural gas (LNG) represents one of the most promising economic opportunities of the shale revolution.

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LNG exports and consumption chart

Estimates of U.S. Total Natural Gas Resource Base vs. Total U.S. LNG Exports and Consumption

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Planned LNG Capacity

Planned and Proposed LNG Liquefaction Capacity in the U.S. and the Rest of the World Will Exceed Projected Global Demand

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Benefits of LNG Exports

Exporting natural gas would support thousands of U.S. jobs

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Is the Industry Ready?

In 2012, the number of exploratory natural gas wells increased even while development wells decreased due to market conditions

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