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How Panama Canal work may snarl America's LNG exports

Tuesday, January 7, 2014 - 06:00
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Stumbling block: A dispute over the Panama Canal expansion project's cost overruns could jeopardise plans for a faster and cheaper way to ship gas from the US Gulf Coast and East Coast to Asia. - PHOTO: REUTERS

[WASHINGTON] The biggest construction project in the world is on the rocks. And that could have big negative implications for the United States as it tries to turn its natural gas bonanza into an engine of export earnings and geopolitical influence. The project is the expansion of the Panama