Freeport LNG, 1500 Lamar Street, Quintana, TexasAs of the end of October, the Department of Energy had 18 applications pending for the authority to export liquefied natural gas.

International demand is growing and expert studies say the LNG market will need 15 billion cubic feet per day more in five years.

The question causing angst in the natural gas industry: Can DOE and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, which permit LNG exports and the LNG physical facilities, respectively, license exports in time for U.S. producers to act before foreign competitors grab that growing world demand?

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worried man

Hmm I have been hearing about energy independence for years and as soon as we find natural gas we want to sell it to outside the US so they can build crap for us. How about using some of that gas at home here. We as Americans will never see the profits from those sales.

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December 10 2012 at 10:19 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply

Don't worry about me Bud, I've done well with income well into the 6 figures and I've done it without screwing others. Unlike you, I worry about folks that have not been as lucky as me. Have some compassion.

December 09 2012 at 9:03 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
2 replies to k4jlp's comment

You sound like luckycur, what a coincidence.

December 09 2012 at 11:11 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

In fact that would make you part of the 1%, unless you are fibbing a bit. So which is it, you are a rare breed in the 1 % that has compassion, or you are statement fabricator?

December 09 2012 at 11:15 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
3 replies to barikffaarik's comment

The most worthless federal agency of all, the Department of Energy. Shut them down and save 27 billion a year.

December 09 2012 at 8:42 AM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply

Yep, the 1% are looking to profit off our natural resources just like they do on EXPORTING millions of gallons of REFINED gasoline. All the while keeping gasoline supplies under control so THEY can CONTROL the PRICE at the pump you and I pay. We are not stupid, you are for thinking we are. Pay back is a B I T C H. Grab it while you can.

December 09 2012 at 7:05 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
1 reply to k4jlp's comment

What stopped your plight to become part of the 1% ? Crying and whinning about someone elses success all the time will just keep getting tears in your beer. Maybe you shouldn't have dropped out of high school, and sat around with your druggie friends getting high all day. Now you are just stuck in your OWS tent. Enjoy your hope and change.

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