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Barrasso applauds passage of LNG export bill

LNG Industry,

Senator John Barrasso has applauded the House’s recent passage of a bipartisan bill that will speed up the federal approval process for LNG exports.

The House of Representatives passed H.R. 351, the LNG Permitting Certainty and Transparency Act, by a vote of 277 to 133. Senators Barrasso and Martin Heinrich introduced the Senate companion bill (S. 33) on the first day of session. Their bill will be the focus of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee’s first hearing on 29 January.

‘Energy security’

Barrasso said: “The House vote today brings us one step closer to making timely LNG exports a reality. Study after study has shown that LNG exports will create good-paying jobs across America, help reduce our nation’s trade deficit, and increase the energy security of key US allies and partners.

“Americans expect Congress and the President to work together to get things done that will help grow our economy and put people back to work. Exporting American natural gas is one policy that will have a positive impact in the United States and throughout the world.

“On Thursday, the Senate Energy Committee will hold its first hearing of the year on the bipartisan companion LNG export legislation that Senator Heinrich and I have introduced. I look forward to hearing the testimony and working with members of the Committee to pass this critical energy and jobs legislation as soon as possible.”

Adapted from press release by Katie Woodward

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