The oil and gas industry, manufacturers and others have been eagerly awaiting the results of a US Department of Energy-commissioned study into the potential US economic impacts of natural gas exports in the form of LNG. The study – completed by NERA Economic Consulting – has been released and largely finds LNG exports would be beneficial to the US economy under the scenarios modeled.

The study, which runs over 200 pages, will take time to digest, but the initial response on behalf of industry is positive: “The report’s key finding is that across all export scenarios, the United States will experience ‘net economic benefits from allowing LNG exports,’ President of the Center for Liquified Natural Gas Bill Cooper said in a statement. The entire report can be downloaded with this post.