Archive | April, 2014

European Energy Envoys Brief Senate Staff

On Wed. April 30, the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee sponsored an LNG export briefing for Senate staff. Participating in the briefing were the Ambassadors-at-Large for Energy Security from Hungary (Anita Orbán), Slovakia (Pavol Hamžík), Bulgaria (Lachezar Matev), and Romania (Mihnea Constan-tinescu). According to the Embassy of Hungary: the four energy envoys talked “about […]

Categories: Bulgaria, Congress, Energy Security, Europe, Fuel Diversity, Hungary, Romania, Slovak Republic, U.S. Senate, Visegrád Group

Sens. Hoeven and McCain Talk LNG

U.S. Senators John Hoeven (R-ND) and John McCain were in Norway on Mon. April 14 as part of a small Republican “codel” to Europe. While in Norway, the two senators met with high ranking Norwegian energy officials and senior executives of Statoil. According to a news release issued by Hoeven, the pair met with Kåre […]

Categories: Congress, Energy Security, Estonia, Europe, Fuel Diversity, Lithuania, Moldova, Norway, U.S. Senate

Baker McKenzie Duo Decry LNG Delays

Natalie Regoli and Brian Polley of the Houston office of Baker & McKenzie penned a story for the Unconventional Oil & Gas Report that contains some interesting observations about how the U.S. regulatory scheme is hurting the competitive position of U.S. LNG projects. Regoli and Polley write that: U.S. brownfield [LNG] projects require less capital […]

Categories: D.O.E., Export License

House Ways & Means LNG Hearing

The Trade Subcommittee of the House Ways and Means Committee held an oversight hearing today on the “Trade Implications of U.S. Energy Policy and the Export of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG).” Four witnesses appeared in person to testify: Matthew J. Klaben for the National Association of Manufacturers. Judy Hawley, Port of Corpus Christi, Texas. Daniel […]

Categories: Export License, Oversight, U.S. House

House Subcommittee Reports H.R. 6

The Energy and Power Subcommittee of the House Energy and Commerce Committee met today and with minimal debate ordered H.R. 6, the Domestic Prosperity and Global Freedom Act, reported to the full Energy and Commerce Committee by a party-line vote of 15 to 11, with Republicans favoring the move and Democrats opposing it. Opening statements by […]

Categories: A.P.I., Congress, Export License, U.S. House, W.T.O.

Moniz Answers LNG Questions

Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz appeared before the House Energy and Commerce Committee on Thursday (April 3) ostensibly to address the President’s F.Y. 2015 DOE Budget Request, but ended up answering questions about the LNG export licensing program. During the hearing, Rep. Joe Barton (R-TX) said that he had reviewed the licenses that DOE had issued […]

Categories: Congress, D.O.E., Export License, Jordan Cove, Oversight, U.S. House

Pascual Discusses LNG at Atlantic Council

Ambassador Carlos Pascual, the former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine, addressed a packed room at the Atlantic Council on Thursday (April 3) to report on Ukraine and the E.U.– U.S. energy summit that took place in Brussels earlier this week. Pascual, the State Department’s Special Envoy and Coordinator for International Energy Affairs, spent nearly all of his […]

Categories: Atlantic Council, Baltic Nations, Bulgaria, D.O.S., Energy Security, Estonia, Europe, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Poland, Ukraine

EU-US Energy Council Meets in Brussels

The E.U.– U.S. Energy Council met for its fifth annual session in Brussels on Wed. April 2. In opening remarks, Secretary of State John Kerry said: “The difficulties of the recent days underscore the imperative to what brings us here today: energy security—not just for Ukraine but all across Europe… [And that] requires a major amount […]

Categories: E.U., Energy Security, Fuel Diversity, U.S.

Poland’s Under Secretary of State in US

Poland’s Under Secretary of State for Non-European Policy and Economic Diplomacy, Katarzyna Kacperczyk, was in the United States March 31-April 1, where she held talks on energy security, cooperation in gas extraction and exploitation, support for reforms in Ukraine, and energy solidarity. At a private event hosted by the Atlantic Council, she said: “We should […]

Categories: A.N.G.A., Atlantic Council, Cove Point, D.O.E., D.O.S., Poland

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