How U.S. LNG is Changing the Global Gas Market

How U.S. LNG is Changing the Global Gas Market

February 28, 2017

U.S. natural gas exports are helping to globalize the gas market, putting traditional buyer-seller relationships to the test and raising the possibility of far-reaching geopolitical consequences.

In 2016 the first shipment of U.S. liquefied natural gas left by tanker from a terminal on the Gulf coast.  In the year since, U.S. LNG has made its way to customers around the globe, increasing competition in the gas market and threatening to loosen the grip of some suppliers on captive markets.

Guest Anna Mikulska, Senior Fellow at the Kleinman Center for Energy Policy, talks about the globalization of the natural gas market, the competitiveness of U.S. exports and their implications for relationships abroad.