New York — Bottlenecks on the US natural gas super-highway are starting to stack up, raising the concern about whether infrastructure can be built fast enough to meet surging supplies. Gas output will expand by 24-billion cubic feet (680-million cubic metres), or 32%, to the end of 2025 from last year, according to US Energy Information Administration (EIA) estimates. To support that growth, the country’s gas industry needs to spend $170bn over the next seven years on pipelines, compressor stations, export terminals and other related infrastructure, said Meg Gentle, CEO of gas exporter Tellurian. "One threat to the US being able to export liquefied natural gas (LNG) and expand its export capability is the overall commitment to invest in infrastructure to move natural gas," Gentle said in an interview at the Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) Future of Energy Summit in New York on Tuesday. It is a warning that for parts of the country the pipeline woes are not over yet. Appalachian ...

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