The following video is part of our "Motley Fool Conversations" series, in which energy editor/analyst Joel South discusses topics around the investing world.

With natural gas prices at record lows and no significant increase in sight, Canada, unlike its southern neighbor, is taking the reins and encouraging natural gas producers to liquefy and export gas to areas that command significantly higher prices for the commodity. Shell (NYSE: RDS-A) recently offered TransCanada the opportunity to build a 435-mile pipeline to connect the robust natural gas fields to an LNG facility in British Columbia. This will be the third LNG operation in Canada, while the United States will offer just one. By taking advantage of extremely cheap natural gas, is Canada making the prudent move while the United States misses out on a fabulous decision? Check out the following video to find out more.

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