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Joint API-IOGP Policy Recommendations for enabling increased options for U.S. LNG in the European Union

On 2 May 2019, the First EU-US High-Level Business to Business Energy Forum ‘Towards large-scale U.S. LNG exports to the EU’s gas market: competitive pricing, infrastructure investments and technological innovation’ took place. One of the key shared objectives of the forum was discussing options for increasing the flow of U.S. liquefied natural gas (LNG) to the European Union. The American Petroleum Institute (API) and the International Association of Oil & Gas Producers (IOGP) strongly support efforts to enhance the Trans-Atlantic LNG relationship. While API and IOGP highlight that commercial negotiations and discussions are best left to market participants, the oil and natural gas industry on both sides of the Atlantic strongly supports efforts to enhance market competition and remove barriers to market entry to ensure the free flow of LNG and LNG-related services between the U.S. and E.U. This joint position paper offers the following recommendations to the High Level Conference for meaningful policy steps that could—directly and indirectly—enable greater flows of U.S. LNG to the EU, thereby supporting diversification, flexibility, liquidity and security of supply in the EU gas market.

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Impact of LNG Exports on the U.S. Economy: A Brief Update

API today released a new study showing that increased exports of clean and abundant U.S. natural gas (in the form of liquefied natural gas or LNG) could support between 220,000 and 452,000 additional American jobs and add up to $73 billion to the U.S. economy by 2040. The study, conducted by ICF International, also concluded that increased LNG exports would have a minimal impact on the natural gas prices. Greater use of natural gas across the world is estimated to reduce global greenhouse gas emissions, just as natural gas in U.S. power generation has helped reduce U.S. greenhouse gas emissions to near 25-year lows.

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Assessing the Risks of Operations while Using LNG as a Marine Fuel

This report can serve as a tool for operators and regulators who want to assess the risk of SIMOPS while bunkering with LNG. The report provides a process and examples to help understand how a quantitative risk assessment can be applied to various types of vessels and operations to provide the information necessary to make decisions to ensure safe operations.

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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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LNG Exports Impacts on Energy Markets and 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 on 2012 LNG Export Study

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 - API Comments

January 24, 2013 - These comments are submitted by the American Petroleum Institute (API) 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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LNG Exports Yield Benefits

A state-by-state study details significant U.S. job gains, manufacturing growth, and robust economic activity associated with future exports of liquefied natural gas (LNG).

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Exports of Natural Gas Good for 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 significant benefits for the U.S.  See details here.

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