U.S. needs to speed up licensing process for LNG export facilities

A “tortuous” licensing process for U.S. liquefied natural gas (LNG) export facilities threatens jobs in natural-gas producing regions, especially Appalachia, writes Marietta College’s Robert W. Chase in a guest column published by Cleveland.com. Approval for LNG projects is required from multiple regulatory agencies, with companies having to wait two or more years for a government permit to export natural gas, according to Chase, professor emeritus in Marietta College’s Department of Petroleum Engineering and Geology. Other gas-exporting countries are able to issue such permits within a few weeks, he notes, adding that prompt action should be taken by the new Trump administration and Congress to speed up the licensing process. Click here to read the full column.

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