CEO Paul Cicio of the Industrial Energy Consumers of America (IECA) spends a lot of his time cautioning against exporting more U.S. LNG to customers overseas.  

It’s a message that carries more weight as the nation is on track to exceed 22 Bcf/d of liquefied natural gas export capacity this decade when every project in operation, under construction or sanctioned is totaled. The number is even higher when considering the Mexican LNG projects under development that would tap into U.S. feed gas. 

IECA’s members could be adversely impacted unless pipeline capacity and domestic production keeps pace with growing demand. IECA represents manufacturing companies with more than $1 trillion in sales and 11,700-plus facilities nationwide. 

The industrial sector accounts for about...