The House Committee on Protecting Texas LNG Exports, Select

88th Legislature

May 2, 2024

9:00 a.m.

Carl A. Parker Multipurpose Center, Banquet Room

1800 Lakeshore Dr.

Port Arthur, TX 77640



Pursuant to a notice posted on April 18, 2024, the House Committee on Protecting Texas LNG Exports, Select met in a public hearing and was called to order by the chair, Representative Patterson, at 9:06 a.m.


The initial quorum call was answered as follows: Representatives Patterson; Landgraf; Manuel; Perez; and Vasut.


A quorum was present.



Speaker Phelan was in attendance and made opening remarks.


Chairman Patterson made opening remarks.


Rep. Manuel made a statement.



The committee heard invited and public testimony on the following:


(1) Analyzing the applicable legal authorities under which the federal action was taken, including the Natural Gas Act of 1938, as amended (15 U.S.C. section 717 to 717z), and the Administrative Procedure Act, as amended (5 U.S.C. section 551-559);

(2) Assessing the potential economic, environmental, and social impacts of such federal action on the state;

(3) Identifying strategies to mitigate all adverse effects on the LNG industry. Texas's energy sector, and the state's economy as a whole; and

(4) Formulating recommendations for legislative, policy, or other remedial actions to address the challenges posed by the federal suspension of LNG export permits.

Testimony taken/registration recorded.  (See attached witness list.)


At 3:16 p.m., on the motion of the chair and without objection, the meeting was adjourned subject to the call of the chair.




Rep. Patterson, Chair




Madison White, Clerk