What’s that Texas smell? U.S. gas exportsWhat’s that Texas smell? U.S. gas exportshttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=118762016-01-26T06:00:00Z2016-01-26T20:30:00Z

​​EAGLE FORD SHALE and PERMIAN BASIN - So far this year, American crude oil exports have been getting all the attention, but natural gas exports are expected to do far more business in terms of volume and perhaps, profits.

The U.S. Energy Information Administration released a report stating that natural gas imports will move down to zero over the next 16 months

It will be the first time since 1955 that the United States is exporting more natural gas than it imports.

By some estimates the United States is sitting on a 150-year surplus and is expected to become a net exporter of natural gas to Latin America, Europe and Asia.

With hundreds of miles of natural gas pipelines heading from the Eagle Ford and Permian Basin to the Gulf Coast, the liquefied natural gas industry is poised to deliver the majority of those exports.

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Cheniere Energy's Sabine Pass LNG export terminal in neighboring Louisiana is expected to come online in first quarter 2016 making natural gas exports a reality. 

Meanwhile, two more LNG export terminals are being built along the Texas Gulf Coast in Corpus Christi and Freeport while another is proposed in Port Arthur and three more are proposed for the Port of Brownsville.

Another export opportunity for natural gas producers is to sell it south of the border where the Mexican government is building hundreds of miles of natural gas pipelines to meet growing demand for power plants as well as automotive and aerospace factories. 

Mexico's Federal Electricity Commission has budgeted billions of dollars for pipelines on both sides of the border.
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