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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The U.S. has lots of natural gas, but getting more of it to Europe will take time and investment

Mar 25, 2022
Turning enough gas into liquid so that it can be shipped is a stumbling block.
An LNG processing plant in Louisiana, one of six in the U.S. Officials hope U.S. exports will help Europe reduce imports from Russia.
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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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Trump puts liquefied natural gas in the spotlight as China raises tariff

May 14, 2019
The U.S. has been exporting less liquefied natural gas to China since last fall.
A worker welds a liquefied natural gas tank at a factory in Nantong in China's eastern Jiangsu province on March 14.
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Despite liquefied natural gas export growth, Houston still worries about trade tensions

Feb 8, 2019
U.S. trade tensions with China could cause problems for the booming American LNG industry, experts warn.
President Donald Trump and China's President Xi Jinping leave a business leaders event at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on Nov. 9, 2017.
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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 […]

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What a West Coast gas terminal could mean for the Rockies

Aug 9, 2017
It would provide direct access to overseas markets. With a new administration in place, the project could be revived.
A liquefied natural gas importation terminal on the Isle of Grain, England.
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