The U.S. liquefied natural gas (LNG) sector could successfully work with either President Trump or Democratic nominee Joseph R. Biden Jr. in the upcoming presidential election, experts told NGI.  

Trump has been a “great cheerleader for U.S. LNG” by raising the industry’s profile and addressing some regulatory bottlenecks during his first term, said LNG Allies CEO Fred Hutchison.

However, Trump “has not been helpful” by imposing a 25% tariff on steel from most countries and by pursuing an aggressive trade war against China that led it to impose tariffs on U.S. LNG, Hutchison said.

One U.S. LNG project “went from a four-year to five-year timeline just because of that,” he said, although he declined to name which one. “That has a direct impact on costs of...