Biden Administration’s LNG Barriers Hinder Economic Growth, Threaten American Interests, and Undermine Geopolitical Stability

Published June 13, 2022

President Joe Biden has called for the United States to increase exports of liquified natural gas (LNG) to Europe in order to help U.S. allies wean themselves from Russian natural gas. Unfortunately, the Biden administration’s climate policies have directly subverted this goal, as well as the U.S. energy dominance care fully crafted under the Trump administration.

A previous report by The Heartland Institute, “The History and Importance of U.S. Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) ,” served as a primer on LNG and discusses the transition from the United States being a net importer to a net exporter of LNG. This paper discusses the current status of LNG exports and how government policies impact the U.S. LNG industry.