In less than one month, the Canadian National Energy Board has received three brand-new requests for liquefied natural gas, or LNG, export terminals. Add these facilities to the two that have already been granted approval, and Canada would have export capacity greater than all the natural gas it produces in one year. Obviously, this means that some of these facilities will never get off the ground, and the same can be said for those in the U.S. as well.

With 14 export licenses waiting approval from the U.S. Department of Energy, these facilities' capacity would far outpace the global demand for LNG, so it is almost certain that not all of them will get built. A few have a much better chance than others, but to be competitive in the LNG space, it could come down to who can get built and contracted the fastest. Tune into the video below where contributor Tyler Crowe looks at a few companies jumping ahead of the game.


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