Archive | February, 2016

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Beginning of the Beginning

In the current global energy price environment, it is difficult to see the ocean for the waves. But, the likely confluence of events this month—release of the European Commission’s liquefied natural gas (LNG) strategy on Feb. 16 and the first exports of LNG from the continental United States since the early 1960s—provide an opportune time […]

Categories: Cheniere - Sabine Pass, E.U., Energy Security, Europe, Fuel Diversity, Global Market
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European Union’s LNG Strategy

The European Commission released its LNG Strategy today as part of the Commission’s Energy Union initiative. Release of the LNG Strategy was accompanied by several other proposals, all of which can be accessed from the Commission’s website, including: Security of Gas Supply Intergovernmental Agreements LNG and Gas Storage Heating and Cooling Time permitting, I may […]

Categories: E.U., Import Terminals, Infrastructure, Interconnectors

Export Projects Update (02-15)

Projects Under Construction Cameron LNG – Trains 1-3 (Sempra and Partners). Cameron LNG said in a Jan. 28 Facebook Post that it had taken delivery and installed the first large equipment for the liquefaction project. That day, the brazed aluminum heat exchanger manufactured by Sumitomo of Japan arrived onsite and was installed on its foundations on […]

Categories: Bear Head LNG, Cameron LNG, Cheniere - Corpus Christi, Cheniere - Sabine Pass, Cove Point, Elba Island, Freeport LNG, Goldboro LNG, Golden Pass Products, Magnolia LNG, Venture Global LNG

Senate Energy Bill Remains Stalled

Having failed to reach accommodation on the Flint, Mich., drinking water issue, the U.S. Senate has not resumed debate on S. 2012, the bipartisan energy bill, with its provisions to expedite the Department of Energy’s (DOE) decisions on U.S. LNG export licenses. The Senate is off this week for the President’s Day recess. The following short […]

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

Comment Period on LNG Studies Closes

DOE issued a Federal Register Notice on Dec. 28, 2015, that requested comments from interested parties on two studies examining the economic impacts of increased U.S. LNG exports between 12 and 20 billion cubic feet per day (Bcf/day): Effect of Increased Levels of Liquefied Natural Gas Exports on U.S. Energy Markets, U.S. Energy Information Administration, […]

Categories: D.O.E., E.I.A., Export License, Rice University

Comments to DOE

About Us. LNG Allies, Inc. is a nonprofit organization formed to: (1) promote the common interests of its members and the energy industry as a whole; and (2) encourage free trade in energy resources between the United States and its allies. We conduct energy and economic research; prepare informational materials; and host, organize, and/or sponsor meetings, […]

Categories: D.O.E., E.I.A., Rice University

Why Set LNG Permitting Deadlines?

Section 3 of the Natural Gas Act prohibits the export of natural gas — including liquefied natural gas (LNG)—to a foreign country without prior approval from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE): Applications to export U.S. LNG to nations with Free Trade Agreements with the United States that “include the national treatment of natural gas” must be […]

Categories: Cheniere - Corpus Christi, Cheniere - Sabine Pass, Cove Point, D.O.E., Export License, U.S. House, U.S. Senate

Senate Debate on Energy Bill Resumes

Despite the blizzard that paralyzed Washington, DC, last week (we’re “paralyzed” by an inch of snow, so two to three feet triggered lots of chaos), the U. S. Senate began debate on S. 2012, the Energy Policy Modernization Act, aka the Bipartisan Energy bill. Floor action resumes later today and the Senate leadership has announced that […]

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

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