NEW YORK The
House Energy and Power subcommittee will hold a hearing June 18
to consider the potential for increased U.S. energy
discuss "barriers, including regulatory hurdles, to exporting
American energy resources such as coal and natural gas,"
according to the House Energy and Commerce Committee.
The U.S. Energy
Department, which recently granted Houston-based Freeport LNG
Development LP permission to export liquefied natural gas
(LNG), said it would continue considering each application to
export LNG to non-FTA (free-trade association) countries on a
case-by-case basis (
amm.com, May 21).
The subcommittee held a hearing on the economic and
geopolitical impacts of energy exports, particularly LNG, on
May 7, during which participants expressed support of exports
as a way to spur domestic employment and improve the United
States standing abroad.