PEIA Issues Statement on Favorable LNG Ruling

A federal judge has halted the Biden administration’s temporary moratorium on new licenses for exports of U.S. liquefied natural gas (LNG). The Pennsylvania Energy Infrastructure Alliance issued the following statement:

“This ruling reinforces what we’ve long known: The moratorium, even if temporary, is foolish, dangerous, and harmful to the U.S. economy and our allies overseas,” said PEIA spokesman Kurt Knaus.

“Conflicts overseas have made it abundantly clear how critical our domestic energy production is — not just for our own independence, but for security and political stability around the world. As the second-largest producer of natural gas behind only Texas, Pennsylvania has a leadership role to play, which is why this issue has resonated across the political spectrum in our commonwealth.”

“LNG can support thousands of good-paying union jobs and increase the global supply of clean-burning, affordable, abundant, reliable energy. The natural resources we have underfoot in Pennsylvania allow us to reassert our leadership on the world stage.”

“As this ruling shows, the administration’s decision to put up roadblocks against LNG isn’t simply unpopular; it’s just plain wrong.”

Independent polling shows Pennsylvanians back LNG.

According to poll by co/efficient, two-thirds of Pennsylvania residents support expanded LNG exports to help create energy sector jobs. The poll found that 87 percent see energy security as vital to national security, with natural gas vital to Pennsylvania’s economy and domestic and global security.

A second and separate statewide poll by Axis Research found 58 percent of Pennsylvania voters oppose the LNG export moratorium after learning more about it, with 41 percent less likely to vote for the president because of it. Notably, 57 percent of poll respondents were Democrat and Independent voters.