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Brief -- LNG Exports

Charlie Riedl, executive director of the Center for LNG and senior vice president of the Natural Gas Supply Association, appealed in a letter Monday to key lawmakers for “a clear and efficient regulatory path for LNG [liquefied natural gas] exports, a measure that held broad bipartisan support in the previous Congress but unfortunately was not passed.” Riedl called for legislation to expedite LNG export approvals. Riedl wrote to House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Greg Walden, Vice Chairman Joe Barton and Ranking Member Frank Pallone; Senate Committee on Natural Resources Chairman Lisa Murkowski and Ranking Member Maria Cantwell; as well as Secretary of Energy Rick Perry. “Greater regulatory certainty for LNG export applications will enable America to compete on a global level, encourage investment here at home and create tens of thousands of American jobs,” Riedl said.

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