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LNG Exports to China

LNG Exports to China.

By Christopher Smith

On May 11, the Department of Commerce issued a 100-Day Action Plan stemming from a recent dialogue between President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping. Among other things, it signaled a willingness to export U.S. natural gas to China in the form of liquefied natural gas (LNG). The statement could be framed as a declaration of cooperation that simply restates principles that were already in place; conversely, it might be an indication of a new, less transparent, more transactional approach to energy policy based on bilateral negotiations, writes fellow Christopher Smith.

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