Quotes

“We need to remember that the default position of the regulators on LNG exports is that they are in the best interest of the public.” – Rep. James Lankford (R-Ok)


“Let’s make the Indo-American relationship stronger, stronger, stronger, and that begins with LNG trade.”
– Rep. Pete Olson (R-Tx)


“In the Dakotas, everyday the natural gas from 1,500 wells is flared off because we have too much of it. Now what does 1,500 wells mean? That’s enough energy heat a million homes. Like the ice cream company, our motto on LNG should be: We eat all we can, and we sell the rest. Where should we sell it? India.” – Rep. Ted Poe (R-Tx)


“The sooner we can help India convert from coal to natural gas, we can help them to reduce their green house gas emissions.” – Dr. Michael Canes, Distinguished Fellow at Logistics Management Institute


“It is important to note that we don’t need an export license to export coal, so why is it necessary for LNG exports?” – Ankit Desai, Senior Vice President of Cheniere Energy


“From the voice of India’s prime minister to our Eastern European allies, countries are knocking on our door saying we want natural gas.”
– Sadanand Dhume, Resident Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute


“From the voice of India’s prime minister to our Eastern European allies, countries are knocking on our door saying we want natural gas.”
– Erik Milito, Director of Upstream & Industry Operations at the American Petroleum Institute


“This congressional briefing today is historic because there has never been a panel before about LNG trade between America and India.” – Sue Ghosh, General Counsel for the United States Indian Political Action Committee


“The US is probably the only supplier in the world where you can go onto the market, instead of negotiate with a state-owned energy company, and pay market prices.” – Dr. David Montgomery, Senior Vice President at NERA Economic Consulting


“Like the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, the Department of Energy is not under a deadline to approve LNG application licenses.” – Sandra Safro, Associate at K & L Gates


“LNG trade between US and India will enhance India’ energy security while spurring the US economy.  The deal will be a win-win situation for the two largest democracies in the world and significantly strengthen Indo-US economic and diplomatic ties.” – Mr. Sanjay Puri, Chairman, United States India Political Action Committee


“It is time to remove bureaucratic roadblocks and take the Department of Energy out of the approval process for natural gas exports. Unnecessary federal red tape is the only thing standing in the way of the United States exporting natural gas. Exporting natural gas would grow our economy and create thousands of new jobs. Washington should be supporting, not stonewalling, the development and exportation of this valuable resource. ”- Congressman Ted Poe, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Terrorism, Non-proliferation and Trade.


Nirupama Rao (Former Indian Ambassador to US) : With LNG demand expected to grow at 5-6 percent a year till 2020 and 2-3 percent thereafter, India, along with other Asian counterparts, is driving this growth. (http://www.upi.com/Business_News/Energy-Resources/2013/06/13/India-aims-to-boost-LNG-imports/UPI-84241371149089/)


Nirupama Rao (Former Indian Ambassador to US) : Making this LNG a cheaper comparable fuel option is a great task. ((http://www.upi.com/Business_News/Energy-Resources/2013/06/13/India-aims-to-boost-LNG-imports/UPI-84241371149089/)


Congressman Pete Olson: “Our relationship with India is key, and our Indian allies can either buy gas from us or from nations like Iran” (http://www.business-standard.com/article/pti-stories/us-energy-secretary-to-visit-india-to-discuss-shale-gas-export-113061500090_1.html)


US Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz: “I will be evaluating the export applications on a case-by-case basis, expeditiously” (http://www.business-standard.com/article/pti-stories/us-energy-secretary-to-visit-india-to-discuss-shale-gas-export-113061500090_1.html)


President Obama defending a federal reserve policy that would boost American exports to Asia:

“I will say that the Fed’s mandate, my mandate, is to grow our economy,” Obama said at a press conference yesterday in Delhi, India. “And the worst thing that could happen to the world economy, not ours — not just ours, but the entire world’s economy — is if we end up being stuck with no growth or very limited growth.” (http://www.nytimes.com/cwire/2010/11/09/09climatewire-obama-and-ge-make-clean-tech-export-case-to-19304.html)


“US natural gas exports to India, a ‘win-win’ proposition.  Increased Indian investment in the U.S. natural-gas market will usher in a new era” – Nirupama Rao, former Indian Ambassador to US.


“The United States has a unique opening to provide its allies with a steady, reliable source of energy. India is the world’s sixth largest importer of LNG with expected demand to rise annually at a rate of five to six percent until 2020. South Louisiana finds itself in the center of activity as LNG will be exported out of the Sabine Pass export terminal beginning in 2014. I encourage Secretary Kerry to reinforce the importance of this trade relationship between our governments. It continues to be in the best interest of both countries.”Congressman Charles W. Boustany, Jr., M.D., (R-South Louisiana)

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