Still the only company with FERC and DOE approval to export liquified natural gas, or LNG, to countries that are not members of the Free Trade Agreement, Cheniere Energy (NYSEMKT:LNG) received further investment recently through its subsidiary Cheniere Energy Partners (NYSEMKT:CQP). A recent equity offering by CQP was gobbled up by both private equity and hedge fund buyers, which should help keep the first two trains of its Sabine Pass facility on track for the second half of 2015. Increasing opposition to LNG exportation from companies in multiple sectors might delay further export approvals, which would only add to Cheniere's competitive advantage. Tune in to Motley Fool energy analyst -- and Cheniere investor -- Taylor Muckerman's video below for more.

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