Natural gas is winner for U.S., Louisiana

If we can fault the new administration in Washington on aspects of trade policy, the good news is that exporting of energy is something that President Donald Trump supports, and it is a policy that is good for Louisiana as well as the nation.

Countries in Asia are huge consumers of Louisiana energy, particularly in the form of liquefied natural gas generated by U.S. advances in drilling and hydraulic fracturing techniques. Those consumers include our friends in Japan and our somewhat-less-than-friendly trading partner in the Communist government of mainland China.

Still, they need the gas, so it is a trading relationship unlikely to change even in the combative Trump administration…


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