There are two extremely important - and very revealing points this article brings out.
1) "Greenfield projects on undeveloped property are much more expensive, involve more construction risk, and take longer to build than brownfield projects, which re-purpose existing LNG re-gasification sites. Greenfield projects are also frequently challenged by local opposition and occasionally by untested laws and regulations."
*Meaning: local grassroots resistance is having an impact
2) "China will be the biggest variable and most important driver of global LNG in that time frame. India will see rapid growth, but not be as big of a player as China. Other more mature LNG markets in Japan, South Korea and Europe, which represent the bulk of demand, will have flat growth".
*Meaning: "US energy independence and lower consumer energy costs" where never the real end goals. - JT
Moody's Predicts Cancellation of Most Proposed U.S. LNG Export Terminal Projects Due to Low LNG Prices