Fracking and LNG export are connected in a vicious circle: the current oversupply of cheap fracked gas is fueling a race to build out more LNG export terminals, while plans to export LNG provide incentive for more fracking. LNG export is the fracking industry’s choke point -- without being able to export their fracked gas as LNG, many fracking companies will find themselves with too much gas and too few customers.
Exporting LNG is disastrous for the climate -- and these terminals show it. The three terminals would account for greenhouse gas emissions equivalent to those of an incredible 63 coal-fired power plants. The same climate concerns with fracking and pipelines apply here: any inevitable leaking along the way releases methane, a super potent greenhouse gas. Plus, accounting for extracting, piping, liquefying, and shipping the gas nearly doubles the carbon intensity of energy produced from RGV’s exported LNG.
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