US should move quickly to export LNG, experts say

The US potentially could exploit East Asia's hunger for LNG, but it will have to move quickly, experts suggested at a Sept. 20 forum. Authorizing LNG exports would be one of the easier decisions in building strong trade relations with that region's countries, but it will need to be followed quickly with construction of the necessary pipelines from producing tight gas fields to coastal liquefaction terminals, they said. Exports particularly of Alaskan North Slope LNG would quickly find markets in South Korea and Japan, particularly since the latter country is moving away from nuclear power following the Fukashima plant accident in March 2011, according to Seethpathy Chander, director gener...

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