In a press release on the export of natural gas, the Ministry of Energy referred to the fossil fuel as "molecules of American freedom".
The statement dated May 28, issued by the tenth Clean Energy Minister in Vancouver, British Columbia, was touting a natural gas facility on Quintana Island, Texas.
An expansion of Freeport LNG Terminal – with "LNG" referring to natural gas that is fluid, for lighter transport – will support 3,000 additional engineering and construction work, the department said in the statement.
"Increased Freeport Export Capacity The LNG project is critical to spreading freedom gas across the globe by giving America's allies a diverse and affordable source of clean energy," said Menezes Energy Market Deputy. "Further export of US LNG to the world means more US jobs and more domestic economic growth and cleaner air at home and around the world."
Menezes added: "It is undoubtedly that today's communication promotes the commitment of this administration to promoting energy security and diversity worldwide."
Assistant Secretary for Fossil Energy Steven Winberg, who signed the export order and also attended the Clean Energy Ministry, said he was "happy that the Ministry of Energy is doing what it can to promote an effective regulatory system that Allows molecules of American freedom to be exported to the world. "The department said it expects natural gas from natural gas production to reach record frequencies this year and again in 2020.
Natural gas burns cleaner than coal according to data prepared by the US Energy Information Administration, contributing about 117 pounds of carbon dioxide to the atmosphere per day. Million British thermal units compared to 200 pounds of coal. Natural gas leakage is also responsible for about one third of all US methane emissions, a greenhouse gas that contributes significantly to climate change.