The “Full” Story on Natural Gas Exports (update) | Brookings Institution

Jan 25th, 2012 | By | Category: General

I don’t like to use quotes to draw attention to words unnecessarily, but a colleague pointed out that the Brookings Institution may be “bypassing” environmental concerns in its opinion on natural gas exports.

The debate on the prospect of natural gas exports from the United States will only become louder this year. In addition to Cheniere Energy’s export facility in Louisiana, a number of other companies have received preliminary approval from the Department of Energy to export gas to free-trade agreement countries (Cheniere is currently the only company allowed to export gas to non-free-trade-agreement countries). As the debate continues, the full range of factors needs to be considered; too simplistic an analysis may lead to decisions based on politics rather than economics, and that end up being costly to U.S. consumers in the long-run.

For more on this story, visit: The Full Story on Natural Gas Exports – Brookings Institution.

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