One issue is that Korea now takes a lot of LNG from Qatar, and another is the president already has indicated that he may scrap a free trade deal with South Korea, which would make it more hard for U.S. LNG suppliers to receive approval to ship their product to Korea.
The president recalled the 1960s and 1970s, when Americans" quality of life "was diminished by the idea that energy resources were too scarce to support our people'.
The US President also announced the "golden age" of the country's energy business and announced his intention to increase the exports of natural gas, oil and coal to the markets of Eastern Europe and Asia. Mr Trump's proposed budget also calls for a almost 70 percent cut in spending for the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. To the administration, it means boosting production of domestic fossil fuels and other energy so that the United States can export them and use them for geopolitical purposes, like reducing the influence of other major energy superpowers.
The Trump administration also is taking a formal step toward writing a new five-year plan for selling oil and gas drilling rights in USA waters, including the Arctic and Atlantic Ocean.
It's unclear how much Trump could do to help nuclear.
After decades of being a major importer of natural gas, the United States is set to become a net exporter of gas later this year or in 2018 thanks to the boom in fracking in states such as Texas and Pennsylvania.
Nonetheless, nuclear's supporters welcomed the announcement.
'Powered by new innovation and technology, we are now on the cusp of a true energy revolution. We represent 1,000 member companies and over 100,000 jobs in the USA economy, serving as a powerful voice for how wind works for America.
"We have almost 100 years' worth of natural gas and more than 250 years' worth of clean, attractive coal", claimed the President, in comments that were roundly criticised by clean energy advocates and green campaigners. The interior department is opening a 45-day public comment period for a new plan that it says will help grow the economy. Trump said the Energy Department has approved more permits for LNG exports from a port terminal in Louisiana. We're opening it up.
"America will be allowed to access the vast energy wealth located right off our shores".
Trump has long advocated an aggressive "all of the above" energy policy that maximizes private industry's ability to drill for oil and gas while also encouraging the growth of renewable energy sectors.