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Blowout: Inside America's energy gamble

U.S. fossil fuel exports spur Asian building boom, climate worries

As American natural gas production soars, South Korea rushes to build tankers to move that energy to Asia’s top economies.

HOLD FOR USE WITH STORY SLUGGED US CLIMATE EXPORT BOOM. ONLY USE FOR THIS STORY: Workers board large-sized liquified natural gas carriers under construction at the Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering facility on Geoje Island, South Korea. The boom in fossil-fuel production in the United States has been matched by a rush on the other side of the Pacific to build the infrastructure needed to respond to the seemingly unquenchable thirst for energy among Asia’s top economies. Dec. 7, 2018.

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