Shell: U.S. politics could limit North American LNG exports

11/20/2012 | Wall Street Journal, The

Liquefied natural gas exports from North America could be as little as 60 million tons annually over the next 10 years, said Simon Henry, Royal Dutch Shell's chief financial officer. "If you get inflation, which you certainly would if everyone's building at once, that's going to be a constraint and the other constraint is going to be in Washington [D.C.], where at some point the [U.S.] government will decide that exporting cheap American energy and cheap American jobs to our competitors is no longer acceptable," Henry said.

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