U.S. Senator urges Biden Administration to allow for more natural gas exports over national security concerns

Photo by: WDAY Radio Staff
Photo by: WDAY Radio Staff

(Washington, D.C.) -- North Dakota Senator John Hoeven is urging federal regulators to allow for more natural gas exports.  

He wants the Biden administration to reverse its ban on new liquefied natural gas export approvals, saying the exports are not only valuable at home, but also to our country's allies in Europe and Asia, who wouldn't have to buy fuel from Russia.  


“We cannot afford for our allies, whether in Europe or Asia, to be dependent on Russia or some other hostile nation for their energy needs. U.S. LNG exports have been a central part of our efforts to displace Russia’s influence, and the Biden administration’s ban on new export authorizations directly undermines the important progress we’ve made,” said Hoeven. “With the price of LNG being near historic lows, we need to get back to permitting LNG facilities, not only so we can deliver this critical energy resource to our allies around the world today, but so that we have the capacity to meet future demand.”

Hoeven also says he wants Biden to reverse his ban on transporting liquefied natural gas by rail.