US gas exports can improve balance of trade, create jobs and support long-term economic growth. According to the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) , the U.S. goods trade deficit – in which imports exceed exports – with China totaled $347 billion in 2016. During the same period, U.S. goods trade deficits with Japan and South Korea amounted to $68.9 billion and $27.7 billion, respectively, observed USTR. As it continues to ramp up exports of liquefied natural gas (LNG), the United States can tilt that trade imbalance a bit more in its favor by expanding the volumes of LNG it ships to those three countries, Kathleen Eisbrenner, founder and CEO of NextDecade, said Monday during Energy Dialogues LLC’s North American Gas Forum in Washington, D.C. “LNG has a very meaningful role to play,” remarked Eisbrenner, whose company is developing an LNG export facility and related pipeline infrastructure […]

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