Helped by LNG growth, U.S. may become net exporter of natural gas this year

The Houston Chronicle reports that the U.S. Department of Energy says the country could become a net exporter of natural gas in 2018 for the first time since 1957. The agency says the growth is due to increased natural gas exports to Mexico, liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports to at least 20 countries and less gas flowing from Canada into the United States. The energy department also notes exports of LNG will continue to grow as terminals on the Gulf Coast reach full capacity and planned terminal additions come on line in Maryland, Georgia, Texas and Louisiana. For more, read the full story.