Related Articles
Forward article link
Share PDF with colleagues

Large scale LNG exports will boost US economy, report says

The reports findings are expected to swing government policy in favour of commercial LNG exports

A twice-delayed Department of Energy (DOE) commissioned report concluded that the US would receive “net economic benefits” from large-scale liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports. However, the gains will be offset by declines in manufacturing and other sectors which rely on cheap natural gas prices, according to NERA Economic Consulting’s report, The Macroeconomic Impacts of LNG Exports from the US, released on 5 December. The report’s findings are expected to form the basis of future government policy allowing commercial LNG exports. Depending on volumes exported, the report concluded the US could see positive GDP growth. Its reference case pointed to GDP increases ranging from $5 billion to $

Also in this section
Turkey gears up
22 March 2017
The country must cross several hurdles before it can channel significant gas supplies to Europe
Mozambique needs less haste, less speed
8 March 2017
Bureaucracy, financing problems and last-minute wrangles are slowing Rovuma Basin projects
Evergreen gas problem
6 March 2017
After years of decline, the continent's demand is rising again, creating a new battlefield for exporters