Lawmakers Receptive To Industry Push For More LNG Exports

Law360, New York (May 21, 2013, 3:16 PM EDT) -- Energy producers and industry groups told a receptive Senate committee on Tuesday that a critical opportunity for exporting liquefied natural gas markets will be closing soon and called for federal regulators to quickly approve pending export terminal projects.

Lawmakers and government representatives on the panel seemed sympathetic toward LNG industry concerns, with senators from both parties pledging to take action and a U.S. Department of Energy official signaling that the agency will efficiently evaluate  permit applications in the months ahead.

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