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Latta Presses Biden Admin to Reverse Decision on Banning LNG Exports

Latta participates in Energy & Commerce Committee hearing on LNG export ban, joins over 150 House Members pressing Biden admin. to reverse decision

Washington, February 7, 2024 | Claire Hurley (202-225-6405)
Tags: Energy

This week, as a member of the Energy, Climate, and Grid Security Subcommittee, Congressman Bob Latta (R-OH5) participated in a hearing to examine the Biden administration’s U.S. liquefied natural gas (LNG) export ban and how it threatens America’s energy and economic security. Latta also joined more than 150 House Republicans in sending a letter to President Biden demanding he end the de facto ban on U.S LNG.

This is a really important topic not only for our country but for my district, the Fifth District of Ohio,” Latta said. President Biden’s latest move to further handicap U.S. energy security is a detriment to millions of Americans and thousands of Ohioans. With Ohio’s Fifth District being home to more than 86,000 manufacturing jobs, if we don’t have affordable energy, we cannot compete.

Latta concluded, “And what’s made this country great in the last several years is our ability to produce natural gas that ensures our companies can produce their products domestically, at a low cost. Just last week, I sat down with representatives from over a dozen manufacturing companies in Putnam County, where we had an open dialogue, and they shared the concerns and issues they are facing. This decision will drastically affect Americans from all sectors of the workforce, and I continue to urge the Biden administration to reverse course.”

Click here to view Latta’s line of questioning:


  • On January 26, President Biden froze the approval process for new U.S. LNG export sites, prioritizing the wishes of radical activists over U.S. energy security and the security of our allies.
  • Studies show that LNG exports could add upwards of $73 billion to the U.S. economy by 2040, create upwards of 453,000 American jobs, and increase U.S. held purchasing power by $30 billion.
  • Over the past seven years, the U.S. has increased its LNG export capacity from zero to 11.6 billion cubic feet per day. During the same period, the spot price of U.S. natural gas has remained relatively stable and affordable.
  • These actions will weaken global energy security, halt investment in American energy, and jeopardize U.S. energy leadership.
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