Big Chemical Continues to Lobby Trump Admin to Limit LNG Exports

Although we understand self-interest and wanting to protect one’s profit margin, we continue to be distressed that some of the biggest chemical companies in the world (meaning in the U.S.) are still actively trying to block approvals for more LNG export facilities. Why? They want the natural gas they buy (in very large quantities) to be as cheap as possible. In April, Big Chemical–companies like Dow Corning, BASF, Eastman Chemical and others–via their trade association Industrial Energy Consumers of America (IECA) launched an effort to try and persuade Energy Secretary Rick Perry and the Trump Administration to create barriers to exports of natural gas, ’cause you know, it’s “America First” now baby, and we want that gas all to ourselves (see Big Chemical Selfishly Wants to Block NatGas Exports). Even though last week was “Energy Week” at the White House, and Trump announced even more LNG exports on the way (to South Korea), the IECA is still keeping up the pressure. They sent another letter warning that more LNG exports will put Trump’s agenda of more American jobs in danger…

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