LNG Conference Spotlights Transition From Importing To Exporting Natural Gas

Over 10,000 industry professionals are in Houston this week for the 17th International Liquified Natural Gas Conference. Participants come from 80 countries.

Dave McCurdy with the American Gas Association says it's to discuss significant trends, challenges and opportunities faced by the industry.

"When the American Gas Association bid to host this conference six years ago, the United States was the largest importer of liquified natural gas. And today, when we're actuall having the event and hosting it, the United States is now considering exporting natural gas because we've become the largest producer. So we've gone from an age and an era of scarcity in the supply of natural gas to one of abundance."

Speakers say that natural gas is helping to stimulate economic recovery in many countries, and the conference spotlights potential growth markets.  The four-day conference continues through tomorrow at the George R. Brown Convention Center.

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