it takes money to make money........there's a lot of capX being spent on infrastructure in order to reap the profits from assets. LNG export requires a lot of capX but the yields for for selling natgas in overseas markets will be substantial. Buy the pains to get the gains.
They could pay off the debt in one year if they would go no cap-ex for one year but then might have to lower earnings for no growth with no cap-ex. They have done a lot of buing and went after growth at debts expense but have really been aggresive and it shows into 2014.