WASHINGTON — April 10, 2019—Today near Houston, Texas—America’s energy capital—President Donald J. Trump signed an Executive Order (EO) to “promote energy infrastructure and economic growth.” Part of this EO would jump start the rule-making process to update the regulatory framework under which the U.S. Department of Transportation regulates liquefied natural gas (LNG) facilities. This is an issue of long-standing concern to the U.S. LNG industry and is one more action by the Trump Administration to promote and maximize U.S. LNG exports and thereby create good-paying jobs and economic growth here at home while enhancing the energy security of America’s allies.
Fred H. Hutchison, President & CEO of LNG Allies, had this reaction:
LNG Allies applauds the April 10 Executive Order to modernize the Transportation Department’s LNG regulations. U.S. LNG exports are changing the global natural gas marketplace by supplying clean, reliable, and affordable energy to those without dependable access to electricity abroad, while improving air quality and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. The Trump Administration has been a strong partner with the U.S. LNG industry and today’s order is further evidence that business, government, and labor can and will continue to work together to take advantage of America’s abundant energy resources.