The Center Square: Texas Natural Gas Industry, Port of Corpus Christi Leading in LNG production, Exports
Tue, September 27, 2022
The Texas natural gas industry and the Port of Corpus Christi continue to lead in U.S. energy production, infrastructure development and exports, as the port recorded the highest tonnage and revenue records in history largely due to increased Texas-based crude and liquefied natural gas production and exports.
Ed Longanecker, president of Texas Independent Producers & Royalty Owners Association, told The Center Square, “As the largest producer of oil and natural gas in the United States, and home to the country’s leading LNG [liquified natural gas] exporter and a robust network of ports, Texas is uniquely positioned to supply the energy needed to meet growing global demand.
“Energy security has never been more critical, and our policy decisions must reflect the need for regulatory certainty to support long-term investments in production and energy infrastructure.”
Texas is the leading producer of LNG in the U.S., producing roughly a quarter of America’s natural gas, which is also a low carbon fuel source. The U.S. became the world’s largest LNG exporter in the first half of 2022, the U.S. Energy Information Agency reports, led by Texas.