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No Joke: By exporting LNG, US is giving 'molecules of freedom', says DoE

U.S. Under Secretary of Energy Mark W. Menezes said, "More exports of U.S. LNG to the world means more U.S. jobs and more domestic economic growth and cleaner air here at home and around the globe."

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Simon Casey | Bloomberg
The U.S. has a message for the rest of the world: Get ready for a lot more "freedom gas."

The country’s growing muscle as a natural gas exporter isn’t only seen by the Trump administration as an economic boon at home but also viewed as a foreign policy tool. That view was articulated on Tuesday as the Department of Energy announced the approval of liquefied natural gas exports from the Freeport facility in Texas.

“Increasing export capacity from the Freeport LNG project is critical to spreading freedom gas throughout the world by giving America’s allies a diverse and affordable source of clean

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First Published: May 30 2019 | 9:56 AM IST

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