Royal Dutch Shell (NYSE:RDS-B) is already the industry leader in liquified natural gas, often referred to as LNG. Now, the company has announced plans to invest an additional $20 billion in LNG projects by 2015, both in the United States and Australia. In this video, Motley Fool energy analyst Taylor Muckerman tells us who Shell's major partners are going to be in these projects, what the company's goals are in terms of the numbers, and why this is just the right move for a company like Shell.

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