US DOE urged to cut LNG exports as gas costs spike


In an open letter to the US Department of Energy (DOE), non-profit energy trade association the Industrial Energy Consumers of America (IECA) has called for a reduction in liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports to prevent a supply crisis this coming winter.

Addressed to Secretary of Energy, Jennifer Granholm, the IECA urged the DOE to take ‘immediate action’ under the Natural Gas Act (NGA) to allow US inventories to reach the 5-year average storage levels.

The letter also advised the DOE to place a hold on all permits and approvals on LNG export facilities in the lower 48 states.

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