Global LNG markets move faster than government policies, experts say

Global LNG markets move so quickly that government policies worldwide won't likely keep up with them, experts agreed. This makes it nearly impossible to predict the extent to which US LNG exports would find customers, they said at the Bipartisan Policy Council's July 25 conference on US shale gas's economic and geopolitical potential and in subsequent phone interviews with OGJ. The US export potential has already backed out some sales to Asian markets "before we've exported a drop," Melanie Kenderline, counselor to US Sec. of Energy Ernest J. Moniz, said in her keynote address to the BPC conference. "There certainly has been a robust interagency discussion of LNG exports as...

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