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    Our Energy Moment Applauds Support from Seven Central and Eastern European Ambassadors for Enactment of U.S. LNG Export Legislation

    WASHINGTON -- Our Energy Moment (OEM)-- a diverse group of U.S. businesses and economic development organizations dedicated to raising awareness and celebrating the many benefits of expanded markets for U.S. liquefied natural gas (LNG)-- released the following statement today after ambassadors from Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia jointly urged Congress "to continue working towards the goal of enacting LNG legislation still in 2016."

    "We are very grateful that America's allies in Central and Eastern Europe have reiterated to the bipartisan congressional leadership the importance of enacting LNG legislation this year," said Fred H. Hutchison,OEM Executive Director. "All of us who want to see the U.S. LNG regulatory process streamlined and strengthened understand why such changes need to be finalized post-haste," Hutchison said, "We're pleased that our diplomatic partners continue to acknowledge the myriad benefits-- both to them and to us-- that U.S. energy exports can and will provide and to support our call for final congressional action in 2016."

    The letter signed by seven ambassadors and made public by the Polish Embassy reads in part:

    "With LNG import terminals now in operation in Świnoujście, Poland, and Klaipėda, Lithuania-and the requisite interconnectors either in place or under development-our region has the capability to receive U.S. natural gas. However the regulatory path for granting the LNG export licenses to countries, which do not have free trade agreements with the U.S., remains complex... [And], legislative action to expedite LNG exports to America's European allies remains a timely and significant issue. Thus, we hope that the bipartisan effort, which has been gaining momentum steadily over the past few years, will see final resolution during the current session of Congress."

    About Our Energy Moment
    Our Energy Moment (OEM) is a 501(c)(4) nonprofit organization educating governmental decision-makers, opinion leaders, stakeholders, and the public about the economic, environmental, and geostrategic benefits arising from our transformation to a natural gas-exporting nation. With members across the country-and local chapters in Texas, Louisiana, Pennsylvania, Colorado, Wyoming, and Florida-OEM celebrates America's natural gas renaissance, the strong bipartisan support for LNG exports, and the thousands of jobs that such exports are already creating.

    To learn more, visit: www.ourenergymoment.org or follow us on Twitter: @OurEnergyMoment.

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