This economic pain, felt primarily through rising domestic gas prices, would be particularly acute in industries with high energy expenses or very thin profit margins like agriculture and manufacturing, according to the DOE's report. Low energy prices have fueled a surge of American manufacturing, helping to create about 530,000 manufacturing jobs since 2010. LNG exports, however, would not only increase domestic operating costs, but would also lower energy costs for foreign competitors. A business coalition of manufacturers — America's Energy Advantage — recently confirmed that LNG exports would "erode our country's competitive advantage, threatening to stall the great manufacturing resurgence that is just beginning to bring significant benefits to the U.S. economy."