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Dow: DOE study of natural gas exports is 'deeply flawed'

10:54 AM MST | December 10, 2012

A senior Dow Chemical executive has lambasted a report commissioned by the US Department of Energy (DOE) that concludes the US economy would benefit more from the export of advantaged natural gas than from its domestic consumption. George Biltz, v.p., energy & climate change at Dow, called the report “baffling” during an interview last week. “We think there are some serious flaws,” he said. The report, "Macroeconomic Impacts of LNG [liquefied natural gas] Exports from the United States,” directly attacks a fundamental assumption underlying strategic...

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