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Imports of natural gas up even in boom:Pipelines, shipping create constraints

Jan 01, 2019 - The Boston Globe

The United States may be exporting natural gas at a record clip, but that hasn't stopped it from accepting new imports. A tanker with fuel from Nigeria is sitting near the Cove Point import terminal in Maryland, while a second ship with Russian gas is idling outside Boston Harbor.

Pipeline constraints, depleted stockpiles, and a 98-year-old law barring foreign ships from moving goods between US ports are opening the way for liquefied natural gas to be shipped from overseas with prices expe...