Archive | March, 2014

Moment, Momentous, and Momentum

Moment: A period of time. Momentous: An important moment. Momentum: Mass times velocity. For those of us who care passionately about helping America’s allies around the globe achieve greater fuel diversity, this has been a momentous week filled with “teachable” moments, leading to some real momentum. Now, as this extraordinary week draws to a close, […]

Categories: Congress, Export License, Hungary, Lithuania, U.S. House, U.S. Senate

Hungarian Embassy Reports on Orbán’s Visit

According to information published on the embassy’s website: “On a four day visit to Washington, Anita Orbán, Hungary’s Special Envoy for Energy Security made the case for U.S. LNG exports to lawmakers and decision makers in the administration. Testifying before the House Energy and Power Subcommittee, she argued that the United States should seize the […]

Categories: Hungary, U.S. House

Joint US-EU  Statement on LNG

President Obama met with leaders of E.U. nations in Brussels earlier this week and issued a joint statement. The White House website contains the joint statement: Click Here. That portion relevant to LNG exports reads as follows: 9. Energy is a key component in the transition to a competitive low-carbon economy and achieving long-term sustainable […]

Categories: E.U., U.S., White House

European Allies Plead for Expedited US LNG

Two Eastern European officials pleaded with the Senate and House of Representatives today to help expedite the flow of US natural gas into the world marketplace. The two Europeans —Jaroslav Neverovič, Energy Minister of the Republic of Lithuania, and Anita Orbán, Hungary’s Ambassador-at-Large for Energy Security— delivered similar messages. Both urged Congress to work with the Obama […]

Categories: Congress, Energy Security, Hungary, Lithuania, U.S. House, U.S. Senate

DOE Approves Jordan Cove Application

In a shrewdly timed move, the U.S. Department of Energy yesterday approved the seventh application in its long queue of projects awaiting licenses to export natural gas to non-FTA nations. The decision applied to the Jordan Cove project in Coos Bay, Oregon, and provides conditional approval to export up six million metric tons per annum […]

Categories: D.O.E., Export License, Jordan Cove, U.S. Senate

A Busy Week Ahead

Congress returns to Washington this week and Ukraine assistance and LNG exports will once again be “front and center.” Rather than a detailed narrative, we’ll get right to the important stuff. March 25 – Senate Energy & Natural Resources Hearing. Sen. Mary Landrieu has chosen the LNG export issue to be the subject of her […]

Categories: Congress, D.O.E., E.I.A., Energy Security, Europe, Export License, Fuel Diversity, Hungary, Legislation, Lithuania, U.S. House, U.S. Senate

Conference of Mayors Manufacturing Study

The United States Conference of Mayors released a very interesting study earlier this week that details just how important the oil and gas renaissance has been for U.S. manufacturing (especially in urban areas). Here are some key findings from the report: From 2010 to 2012, energy intensive manufacturing sectors added over 196,000 jobs and increased […]

Categories: Jobs

Senate Committee Approves Ukraine Bill

The Senate Foreign Relations Committee took up the bill this afternoon to provide urgent assistance to Ukraine and reported it by a vote of 14-3. During the markup, Sen. John Barrosso (R-WY) did in fact offer his amendment to expedite LNG exports to Ukraine and NATO countries. However, committee chair Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ) ruled […]

Categories: U.S. Senate, Ukraine

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