Archive | June, 2014

House Passes H.R. 6

The House of Representatives has passed H.R. 6, the Domestic Prosperity and Global Freedom Act, by a vote of 266 to 150. Sponsored by Rep. Cory Gardner (R-CO), the bill drew support from 220 Republicans (all but two) and 46 Democrats, with 148 Democrats voting no. As a starting point, the House accepted a “managers” amendment […]

Categories: Congress, Legislation, U.S. House

Senate Energy Holds Gas Oversight Hearing

The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee held a hearing this afternoon, June 19, to consider how to harness U. S. natural gas—a game-changing resource—“for export, domestic consumption, and transportation fuel.” The hearing was webcast by the committee and has been archived on their website: Click Here. Not unexpectedly, much of the discussion focused on how […]

Categories: A.N.G.A., Congress, D.O.E., Europe, Export License, F.E.R.C., N.A.T.O., Oversight, Think Tanks, U.S. Senate, W.T.O.

FERC Approves Cameron LNG

The FERC Commissioners met this morning (June 19) and authorized Cameron LNG “to site, construct, and operate facilities to liquefy and export domestically produced natural gas from its existing liquefied natural gas (LNG) import terminal in Cameron Parish, Louisiana.” The Cameron LNG project, owned by Sempra Energy, is the second LNG export project to receive […]

Categories: Cameron LNG, F.E.R.C.

FERC Poised to Approve LNG Projects

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission is poised to give approval to several LNG export projects in the next few months according to a news story published in this afternoon’s Greenwire, an E&E publication. Hannah Northey writes that the FERC commissioners could vote on Thurs. June 19 to grant a license for the Cameron LNG facility […]

Categories: Cameron LNG, Cheniere - Corpus Christi, Cove Point, F.E.R.C., Freeport LNG

Carlos Pascual to Step Down in July

The State Department’s Bureau of Energy Resources was created by former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and has been helmed since its inception by Carlos Pascual a diplomat who was formerly U.S. ambassador to both Mexico and Ukraine. Pascual, who’s formal title is Special Envoy and Coordinator for International Energy Affairs, announced on June 13 that […]

Categories: Columbia U. (CGEP), D.O.S., Think Tanks

Gazprom Halts Gas Shipments to Ukraine

Russia’s OAO Gazprom and Ukraine’s Naftogaz have been mud wrestling for months over gas pricing and debt issues. This fight between state-controlled companies has been widely publicized and we won’t regurgitate the details here. The dispute reached a new low today, however, with Gazprom announcing that it had reduced the flow of natural gas into […]

Categories: Energy Security, Europe, Fuel Diversity, Russia, Ukraine

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