Marcellus/Utica Gas Exports Increase with New LNG Plants

Last week MDN’s favorite government agency, the U.S. Energy Information Administration, posted an article about the increase in LNG exports from the United States. The article highlighted the one existing and five forthcoming LNG export facilities that are changing the world energy picture by exporting (literally) boatloads American natural gas. The existing, going-full-bore LNG export plant is Cheniere Energy’s Sabine Pass plant, located on the Louisiana Gulf Coast. Two of the five forthcoming plants (Cove Point and Elba Island) are located on the East Coast–Maryland and Georgia respectively. Cove Point is due to begin exports this month (see Dominion Cove Point LNG Export – Dress Rehearsal Begins). The other three plants (Freeport LNG, Corpus Chrisi LNG, and Cameron LNG) are located along the Gulf Coast–the first two in Texas and the third in Louisiana. What struck us about the list is this: Most, if not all, of the facilities either already do, or will export Marcellus/Utica gas, an extremely important new market for our ever-increasing production…

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