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Congressman calls for LNG exports on US ships

LNG Industry,

An American member of congress has offered an amendment to a bill that would require all exports of liquefied natural gas (LNG) from the US to be on US built and US flagged ships with American crews.

During the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee’s markup of H.R. 4005, the Coast Guard Reauthorization Bill, congressman John Garamendi, issued the following proposal:

“Natural gas is a strategic national asset that has helped spur a revival of American manufacturing. When done thoughtfully, limited exports provide an excellent opportunity for creating American jobs in building and manning LNG ships. What is needed is a law that requires that LNG is exported on US built ships, flagged in America and crewed by American sailors.”

Garamendi's LNG 'Make It In America' amendment can be accessed here.

Adapted from press release by Katie Woodward

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