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What does "LNG export" mean?

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LNG export means the transportation of liquefied natural gas from one location to another. The export of liquefied natural gas is projected to support nearly four million jobs by 2025.

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LNG is a clear, odorless liquid that is both nontoxic and noncorrosive. It forms when natural gas is lowered to a temperature of -260 degrees Fahrenheit. This state makes transportation much easier as the natural gas shrinks by about 600 times its regular volume.

According to Sierra Club, LNG exports cause increased carbon emissions as well as fracking, or hydraulic fracturing, throughout the United States. As of 2014, LNG export and the use of fracking remain controversial practices.

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