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Weighing LNG Imports

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Mike Madere, Manager, Online Content
October 1, 2012

The abundance of liquefied natural gas (LNG) supplies made possible by unconventional technology is so great that the U.S. is destined to become a prolific exporter of the fuel. Sound familiar?

While this theory has become a mantra for many in the oil and gas business, Kenneth Medlock, a fellow at Rice University’s Baker Institute in Houston, is not joining the sure-thing theorists. Amid all of the exaltations for exportation, Medlock contends that some complications exist.

In other words, borrowing a line from a Louis Armstrong standard, the bucket’s got ...

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