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Trump's US gas disrupters

American LNG exporters are already reshaping Europe's gas markets. Will the country's new government accelerate the transition?

Jack Gerard, head of the US' largest oil lobbying group, the American Petroleum Institute (API), has urged new energy secretary Rick Perry to make liquefied natural gas a priority. Opportunities await American LNG exporters across the Atlantic, the API believes, and it wants Donald Trump to help blow some wind into the tankers' sails. Perry looks likely to heed Gerard's advice and grant new LNG-export licenses. But the truth is that the emergence of US LNG as a global force predates Trump's election. The rapid rise of domestic shale output has underpinned all this - Cheniere Energy was the first to capitalise, launching exports from its Sabine Pass plant in Louisiana last February. The pace

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