Cheniere Energy Inc. has cleared a major hurdle in building a $5 billion liquified natural gas export facility on the Gulf of Mexico on the Texas-Louisiana border.
On Monday, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission approved the company's proposal for the first LNG export facility in the lower 48 states.
The plan has come under fire from eco-groups concerned about pollution tied to America's shale gas drilling boom.
It has also been questioned by the industrial sector that is concerned that shipping natural gas overseas could drive up domestic natural gas prices and make U.S. manufacturers less competitive.
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Chesapeake Energy Corp,the Oklahoma-based firm is the No. 1 driller in Ohio.
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