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US politicians want LNG exports on US ships

Supporters of effort say US merchant fleet vital to national security

Shipping off: The fleet of ocean-going cargo ships flying the US flag has shrunk to 179 from more than 1,000 in the 1950s, according to the Maritime Administration. - PHOTO: AFP

[NEW YORK] US lawmakers are making a fresh push to require exports of natural gas to be carried on American ships. Proposals from Representative John Garamendi, a Democrat from California, and the Department of Transportation's Maritime Administration would require exports of liquefied natural

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