Range Resources Corp. CEO Jeff Ventura said Wednesday Appalachian natural gas producers need more support from policymakers if they are  expected to help meet increasing demand for the fuel at home and abroad.

Aggressive domestic and international energy transition policies, along with Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, which has jeopardized European gas imports, have pushed prices higher. The policies also have reduced supply,  Ventura said during a first quarter conference call.

Ventura joined a growing group of c-suite peers in Appalachia and across the country who are seizing the moment to promote American oil and gas production and liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports.

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