The prospect of liquified natural gas (LNG) exports to Japan is yet another potential benefits of natural gas production in the United States and New Mexico. While short term prices are extremely low, the longer term prospects for natural gas appear to be strong. Natural gas is likely to become a larger source of electricity, transportation fuel and now LNG. Prospects of LNG Exports From the United States to Japan, an article by D.K. Das in the Energy Tribune offers a great economic analysis of the rapidly growing natural gas production capabilities in the major shale formations in the United States.