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Europe would love to stockpile U.S. natural gas. Shipping bottlenecks stand in the way.

Oct 3, 2022
There aren't enough ships to carry liquefied natural gas, nor enough port facilities to load and unload it.
A liquefied natural gas terminal being built in Germany. Europe has a limited number of port facilities to load and unload LNG.
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The U.S. has stored more natural gas than expected. That's good news for consumers.

Sep 23, 2022
The price of natural gas on U.S. futures markets has been falling, and we've been storing large amounts. That may come in handy this winter.
Natural gas production has been boosted by strong prices. Above, gas is flared off in Stanton, Texas.
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U.S. trade deficit shrinks as exports rise

Aug 4, 2022
The deficit shrank 6% in June on record exports. Sending liquefied natural gas to Europe played a part in that.
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Pandemic puts natural gas projects on hold

Oct 12, 2020
As plans for LNG export facilities come to a halt, so do job opportunities in places like the Gulf Coast of Texas and Louisiana.
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Qatar leaving OPEC to focus on natural gas

Dec 3, 2018
The Persian Gulf state of Qatar, one of the smallest members of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries, will leave the cartel in January after nearly six decades. Qatar said the move allows it to focus on its natural gas industry. Qatar’s decision says a lot about the growth of natural gas in the world’s […]