U.S. natural gas production and LNG exports are likely to grow between now and 2050 with domestic gas consumption dropping only slightly, according to the Energy Information Administration (EIA).


All of the scenarios modeled in EIA’s latest Annual Energy Outlook (AEO) released Thursday show the United States remaining a net exporter of natural gas and petroleum products through mid-century, driven by rising international demand.

On the homefront, meanwhile, “Despite the shift toward renewable sources and batteries in electricity generation, domestic natural gas consumption remains relatively stable – ending recent growth in most cases,” researchers said. “Natural gas production, however, in some cases continues to grow in response to international demand for liquefied...