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ANGA commentary on Energy Policy Modernization Act of 2015

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World Pipelines,

Executive Vice President for Government Affairs at America's Natural Gas Alliance (ANGA,) Frank J. Macchiarola, released the following statement on the Senate Energy and Natural Resources (ENR) Committee's Energy Policy Modernization Act of 2015:

"ANGA applauds Chairman Murkowski and Ranking Member Cantwell on the introduction of the Energy Policy Modernization Act of 2015. The committee's efforts are commendable as they seek to shape policies that better reflect our nation's changing energy landscape. In particular, we are pleased with the inclusion of legislation creating greater certainty and transparency in the LNG exports application process. This legislation will better enable the US to leverage our abundant natural gas resources, secure greater energy diplomacy, and strengthen energy security while creating domestic economic opportunities.

"We know the committee recognises the need for critical energy infrastructure and, specifically, we will continue to explore bipartisan solutions to address permitting challenges for natural gas pipelines. A modernised natural gas pipeline system is essential to ensuring reliable delivery of natural gas from supply basins to demand centres and such infrastructure will help strengthen economic and employment growth throughout the US.

"A strong energy exports policy and enhanced infrastructure are essential to ensuring we fully realise the potential of the shale revolution. We appreciate the leadership of Chairman Murkowski and Ranking Member Cantwell on these issues and look forward to continuing our work with the committee as this legislation moves forward."

Adapted from press release by Rosalie Starling

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