Archive | May, 2014

DOE Changes LNG Review Process

The Department of Energy (DOE) at noon today announced that it will dramatically alter the way it has been considering applications for licenses to export liquefied natural gas (LNG) to nations with which the United States does not have a free trade agreement (FTA).  Key excerpts from the announcement: “Today, in order to reflect changing […]

Categories: D.O.E., Export License

EU Releases Energy Security Strategy

The European Commission released its EU Energy Security Strategy, which is designed to respond “to the political crisis in Ukraine” and the need to provide “a stable and abundant supply of energy for the EU’s citizens and economy.” It proposes action in five key areas: Increasing energy efficiency and reaching the proposed 2030 energy and […]

Categories: E.U., Energy Security

Russian Gas Book Discussed at Brookings

The Brookings Institution hosted an event to discuss a new book from the Oxford (U. K.) Institute for Energy Studies (OIES) entitled: The Russian Gas Matrix: How Markets Are Driving Change. Edited by James Henderson and Simon Pirani, the book is available for £50 through the Oxford website: Click Here. Henderson was joined on the podium […]

Categories: Asia, Brookings, Europe, Fuel Diversity, Russia

Two Months Between Decisions is Too Long

Today, May 24, marks the two month anniversary of the last natural gas export application approved by the U. S. Department of Energy (DOE). At this rate (about six decisions per year) and assuming that the next decision is imminent, it will take DOE at least four more years to dispose of the 24 applications now […]

Categories: D.O.E., D.O.S., White House

Nexant Officials Discuss Global Gas Model

Two officials from Nexant (U.K.) held a briefing at the United States Energy Association (USEA) to discuss how their firm’s proprietary World Gas Model (“a scenario tool”) was used to assess “the impact on the world gas market of LNG exports from North America.” Mike Fulwood and Brian Little (both principals with Nexant Global Gas) […]

Categories: Global Market, Think Tanks, U.S.

Senate Deadlock Stops LNG Amendment

Sen. John Barrosso (R-WY) and other supporters of a bill to expedite applications to export liquefied natural gas (LNG) to nations without free trade agreements (FTAs) with the United States have been blocked from offering their bill as an amendment to an energy measure that the Senate had been debating for more than a week. […]

Categories: Congress, Legislation

Lithuania Uses LNG “Leverage”

Lithuanian utility Lietuvos Dujos said that it has won “cheaper gas” from Gazprom until the end of 2015. “Lietuvos Dujos has entered into an agreement with Gazprom that involves a significant reduction in the price of natural gas,” the company said in a statement to the stock exchange in Vilnius. The announcement on prices came […]

Categories: Energy Security, Fuel Diversity, Lithuania, Russia

G7 Energy Ministers Issue Statement

U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz met with energy ministers from the other G7 nations (Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, and the United Kingdom) in Rome on May 5 and 6 “to discuss ways to strengthen collective energy security.” The joint statement issued after the meeting includes the following key points: Energy should not […]

Categories: D.O.E., Energy Security, Europe, Fuel Diversity, U.S.

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