U.S. LNG: Defining National Interests

Understanding the global role of U.S. LNG 

This project examines the economic, geopolitical, climate, and market implications of U.S. liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports. The goal is to address concerns about the U.S. LNG export boom, assess the strategic implications for the United States and its allies, and inform ongoing considerations of how the United States should determine the “public interest” in evaluating proposed LNG export projects.  

Through this publication series, the CSIS Energy Security and Climate Change Program experts will examine the following questions: 

  • What economic, strategic, and geopolitical benefits are created by LNG exports?  
  • How do U.S. allies and trade partners think about the strategic value of U.S. LNG? 
  • What are the regulatory challenges associated with LNG exports? 
  • What are the climate concerns associated with U.S. LNG exports, especially with upstream and midstream emissions?  
  • How will the rapid rise in U.S. LNG exports affect domestic energy security and market pricing? 

This project is made possible by general funding to CSIS and the CSIS Energy Security & Climate Change Program.

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