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Last week, a Florida congressman traveled to Puerto Rico to take part in a summit on Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) which he continues to champion in Congress.
U.S. Rep. Ted Yoho, R-Fla., and U.S. Rep. Jenniffer Gonzalez-Colon, R-PR, hosted the second American LNG Summit in Puerto Rico. Last year, Yoho hosted the first summit in Jacksonville.
More than 80 groups, elected leaders and diplomats took part in the event as they examined LNG infrastructure, gas imports and exports, regulations, the role LNG can play in national security and new technologies.
SAN JUAN – Puerto Rico’s resident commissioner in the U.S. Congress, Rep. Jenniffer González, and Florida Rep. Ted Yoho will host the 2019 American LNG Summit Thursday, March 21 at the San Juan Convention Center.
“Puerto Rico should be the Caribbean hub for natural gas instead of Jamaica or Trinidad and Tobago,” González told Caribbean Business when asked why the summit was being held in Puerto Rico.
Washington, D.C. — Today, Congressman Ted Yoho and Congresswoman Jenniffer Gonzalez-Colon will host the 2019 American LNG Summit in San Juan, Puerto Rico. This is the second summit of its kind to be held, the first of which was hosted by Congressman Ted Yoho in Jacksonville, FL in August 2018.
Washington, D.C. — Today, Congressmen Ted S. Yoho (R-FL) and Michael Waltz (R-FL) introduced the Small Scale LNG Access Act - H.R. 1836. This legislation will expedite the approval of natural gas exports equal to or less than 51.1 billion cubic feet per year.
Two Republicans representing North Florida in Congress--U.S. Reps. Ted Yoho and Mike Waltz--are championing a proposal to expedite natural gas exports, insisting their bill will help the First Coast.
Yoho brought out the “Small Scale LNG Access Act” on Monday which “will expedite the approval of natural gas exports equal to or less than 51.1 billion cubic feet per year.” Waltz is cosponsoring the bill.
Two Florida Republicans are leading the charge on Capitol Hill to ensure Congress plays a role if the Trump administration decides to help Saudi Arabia with its efforts to achieve nuclear weapons.
Liquified natural gas drives the discussion around clean energy and diversification
The 2018 American LNG Summit hosted by Congressman Ted Yoho was a gathering of liquified natural gas (LNG) and economic development experts, policy makers, energy experts and international delegations. The attendees were distinguished innovators that drove discussions about LNG in Jacksonville and the North Florida region and facilitated idea generation to impact the global future of energy for years to come.
Washington, D.C.—Congressman Ted S. Yoho (R-FL) released the following statement today after the Trump administration announced its new Affordable Clean Energy (ACE) rule:
Puerto Rico is the biggest market opportunity for America's growing natural gas industry, and Jacksonville, which ships almost 90 percent of Puerto Rico's goods and already exports liquefied natural gas to the island, is primed to corner that market. That was the consensus reached by Congressional representatives, industry leaders and even the CEO of Puerto Rico's energy authority at Tuesday's American LNG Summit at the Cecil Center.
Puerto Rico is in the midst of rebuilding its beleaguered power grid, which was neglected for years before Hurricane Maria devastated it last fall.
Jacksonville’s port regularly gets fuel tankers steaming up the St. Johns River, but with the recent boom in natural gas, U.S. Rep. Ted Yoho envisions a future when vessels are leaving Jacksonville loaded with liquefied natural gas for export to overseas markets.
Yoho convened a two-day American LNG Summit this week in Jacksonville, ending Wednesday with tours of the port and liquefied natural gas facilities already in operation here.
“You look at the growth areas around the world. We’re such a small player, but the potential is huge,” Yoho said.