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Bill Johnson Introduces Two Pieces of Important Liquefied Natural Gas Legislation

Congressman Bill Johnson released the following statement after he introduced two separate, important pieces of legislation related to the importance of American liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports:
Congressman Bill Johnson released the following statement after he introduced two separate, important pieces of legislation related to the importance of American liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports:

“I am proud to introduce two bills today, which will encourage a continuing conversation regarding the importance of American liquefied natural gas exports,” said Bill Johnson. “These bipartisan bills demonstrate support for a vibrant American natural gas export industry, designed to grow our economy domestically while strengthening ties with our allies abroad. I look forward to working with Members of Congress of both parties and the Trump Administration to encourage more natural gas exports.”

The Unlocking Our Domestic LNG Potential Act (H.R. 4605) will allow our domestic LNG suppliers to compete freely on the world market, by allowing them to export natural gas after completing the FERC review process – instead of waiting even longer for additional approval by the U.S. Department of Energy. This legislation is co-sponsored by Democrat Rep. Tim Ryan, who represents Ohio’s 13th District.

Additionally, The Ensuring Small Scale LNG Certainty and Access Act (H.R. 4606) codifies the Department of Energy’s recent efforts to encourage the exports of small volumes of natural gas, as countries in the Caribbean, Central America, and South America look to the United States to meet their natural gas needs.

Johnson added, “The U.S. is currently the world’s largest producer of natural gas, with trillions of cubic feet of recoverable natural gas beneath our feet. We should be doing all we can to take advantage of this abundant resource, and it is my hope that these bills will help further that goal. It’s critical that we take advantage of this opportunity we’ve been blessed with – there is no doubt that LNG exports are creating opportunities and improving the quality of life for hard working families in Eastern and Southeastern Ohio.”