US institutional investor EIG is eyeing additional investment opportunities in the booming liquefied natiral gas sector, which it sees as a building block of energy security and transition.

The Washington DC-based asset manager has $25 billion invested in an array of energy and infrastructure assets, and was ahead of the curve in building up big long-term positions in natural gas, especially LNG.

EIG has been a longstanding backer of natural gas, juggling a number of operational and in-development projects spanning upstream, infrastructure and midstream in locations including the US south-west, the Gulf of Mexico, Greece, Chile and Brazil.