Erik Milito, the American Petroleum Institute (API) director
of upstream and industry operations, said he welcomed the
recent authorization by the Department of Energy for
additional exports from Freeport LNG.
As such, he also urged the agency to quickly process the
remaining 21 applications.
LNG exports will significantly reduce our trade
deficit, grow the economy, and support thousands of US jobs,"
said Milito. "The DOE has every reason to quickly approve
these applications, and were pleased that they seem to
be moving ahead.
The shale revolution -- sparked by US innovations in
hydraulic fracturing -- has positioned America to play a
leading role in the global energy trade, and we must work
fast to secure a competitive position in the international
market," he continued.
"We continue to urge Energy Secretary Moniz to oversee speedy
review and approval of the remaining US LNG export permit