CONG. WEBER: Demands Biden End his Sudden Ban on America's Natural Gas, LNG Exports

"All in the name of Radical Enviro Activists that are hellbent on shutting down American Energy."

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Texas Insider Report) — “President Biden’s drastic Liquified Natural Gas, LNG Export Ban directly impacts Southeast Texas and will put Port Arthur and Golden Pass LNG projects on hold. This reckless and overtly political decision will cost our community thousands of jobs and hurt our local economy – all in the name of radical environmental activists that are hellbent on shutting down American Energy," said Cong. Randy Weber during an Energy, Climate & Grid Security Subcommittee Hearing, which was held to examine the Biden White House’s sudden Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) export ban – and how it threatens America’s energy and economic security.

Weber also joined more than 150 House Republicans in sending a letter to President Biden demanding he end de facto ban on U.S. LNG.
“Southeast Texas is uniquely placed on the coast, and is full of refineries and ports to ship our nation's precious Oil & Gas to our allies across the world. The Sabine-Neches Waterway is projected to become the largest LNG exporter in the United States – but President Biden just killed that with a stroke of a pen.

"We have the ability to produce energy cleaner, more efficient, and at a lower cost than any other nation in the world – and we need to start acting like it, instead of hindering our own ability.”
  • Click on the video-picture (at right,) or here to view Weber’s line of questioning at the Hearing.
Cong. Weber submitted letters regarding the impact LNG has – on both the United States economy and the Texas Coast – into the hearing's Congressional Record from:
  • On January 26th President Biden froze the approval process for new U.S. LNG export sites, prioritizing the wishes of radical activists over U.S. Energy Security and the security of our allies.
  • Studies show that LNG exports could add upwards of $73 billion to the U.S. economy by 2040, create upwards of 453,000 American jobs, and increase U.S. held purchasing power by $30 billion.
  • Over the past seven years the U.S. has increased its LNG export capacity from zero to 11.6 billion cubic feet per day. During the same period, the spot price of U.S. natural gas has remained relatively stable and affordable.
  • These actions will weaken global energy security, halt investment in American energy, and jeopardize U.S. energy leadership.
Congressman Weber represents the 14th District of Texas, and serves on the House Energy & Commerce Committee which has the broadest jurisdiction of any legislative committee in Congress. He also serves on the House Science Space & Technology Committee, which has jurisdiction over the Department of Energy's, and the EPA's (Environmental Protection Agency) Energy Research & Development Programs, as well as all Environmental Standards and Research Programs.