February 25, 2021

Center for LNG Statement on Confirmation of Sec. Granholm- U.S. LNG Poised for Record Growth in 2021

(Washington, D.C.) – The Center for LNG made the following statement on the Senate’s vote today to confirm Jennifer Granholm as Secretary of Energy.

Charlie Riedl, Executive Director of the Center for LNG (CLNG), said:

CLNG welcomes Secretary Granholm to the Department of Energy and looks forward to working together in the future on important issues facing the LNG industry. LNG has always been a unifying, nonpartisan issue and we look forward to continuing that tradition as we work with the new Administration to make 2021 an outstanding year for LNG to further benefit consumers and the environment.

EIA recently projected that U.S. LNG exports will increase by 30 percent in 2021, contributing to cleaner air and better access to energy worldwide.  The LNG that the United States is sending to our trading partners around the world supports U.S.  jobs, creates revenues for state and local communities and increases purchasing power for households.   The U.S. LNG industry continues to move forward in reducing methane emissions, and at the beginning of this year CLNG members formalized their methane principles here.

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The Center for Liquefied Natural Gas (CLNG) advocates for public policies that advance the use of liquefied natural gas (LNG) in the United States, and its export internationally. A committee of the Natural Gas Supply Association (NGSA), CLNG represents the full LNG value chain, including all six large-scale LNG export facilities in the United States, shippers, and multinational developers, providing it with unique insight into the ways in which the vast potential of this abundant and versatile fuel can be fully realized.

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