On Tue. Jan. 13, Rep. Michael Turner (R-OH) reintroduced his bill to expedite U.S. natural gas exports to World Trade Organization (WTO) countries. Cosponsored by 34 other House members, H.R. 287, is similar to legislation Turner authored in the 113th Congress. Upon introduction, the bill was sent to the House Energy and Commerce Committee.
Commenting on the bill, Turner said: “This legislation is an opportunity for the United States to demonstrate international leadership, establish an active presence in the global energy market, and simultaneously retain huge and immediate economic benefits here at home… The American Job Creation and Strategic Alliances LNG Act would lift the self-imposed restrictions on U.S. natural gas exports and provide our allies with an alternative and reliable source of energy. Immediately, the United States would provide our allies with assurance, greater choice, and more opportunities to negotiate prices.”
About the Turner bill, ANGA’s Macchiarola said: “We commend Rep. Turner for his ongoing recognition of the national security benefits of exporting LNG and his continued leadership on the issue. Abundant natural gas is helping Americans to thrive economically and is fueling a manufacturing renaissance here at home, while helping our friends and allies abroad. We look forward to working with him as he seeks solutions to ensure the United States can compete in global energy markets.”
Prior to introducing his LNG export legislation, Rep. Turner addressed a breakfast seminar sponsored by LNG Allies. A short article summarizing his remarks was published online by The Hill.