Author Archive | Fred H. Hutchison

LNG – Center of Trump’s Energy Plan

It is entirely fitting that the Trump administration’s current policy focus, “energy week,” is largely centered on American energy exports, particularly liquefied natural gas (LNG). After all, the U.S. LNG story is one of the most significant global energy developments of 2017. The United States now has one major operational LNG export terminal, five others […]

Categories: Baltic Nations, Cheniere - Sabine Pass, Economics, Energy Security, Latvia, Lithuania

U.S. LNG to Central Europe (Finally!)

In a news release (Apr. 27), the Polish Oil and Gas Co. (PGNiG) said: “The first cargo of LNG from a U.S. supplier is planned to arrive at the President Lech Kaczyński LNG Terminal in Świnoujście. The spot cargo will be delivered by Cheniere Energy, [and] is the first delivery of LNG from a U.S. […]

Categories: Cheniere - Sabine Pass, Poland

Golden Pass Is Golden at Last

In a long-awaited development, Golden Pass Products (GPP) finally received a non-FTA export authorization from the Department of Energy (DOE) earlier this week (Apr. 25). This was a notable event for several reasons: This was the first non-FTA authorization issued by the Trump Administration. The time lag between final authorization by the Federal Energy Regulatory […]

Categories: D.O.E., Golden Pass Products

White House Will Permit More LNG

Gary Cohn, director of the Trump administration’s National Economic Council, participated in the IIF 2017 Washington Policy Summit on Apr. 20. Cohn (a former Goldman Sachs Group president) made statements concerning the policy of the White House with respect to U.S. LNG exports. Bloomberg has posted a three minute video of Cohn’s Apr. 20 remarks, […]

Categories: D.O.E., Export License, Jordan Cove, White House

Export Projects Update (03-31)

Cheniere Energy Company News. During Cheniere Energy’s quarterly/annual earnings call (Feb. 28) President & CEO Jack Fusco said: “The fourth quarter of 2016 was another milestone quarter for Cheniere, as today we report financial results driven by nearly a full quarter of LNG production from the first two trains at Sabine Pass. Transition and execution […]

Categories: Calcasieu Pass LNG, Cameron LNG, Cheniere - Corpus Christi, Cheniere - Sabine Pass, Cheniere Energy, Cove Point, Delfin LNG, Driftwood LNG, Elba Island, Freeport LNG, Golden Pass Products, Jordan Cove, Magnolia LNG, NextDecade, Plaquemines LNG, Tellurian, Texas LNG, Venture Global LNG

Export Projects Update (02-17)

Cheniere Energy Sabine Pass Liquefaction (Louisiana). According to data released (Feb. 17) by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Sabine Pass shipped a total of 184 million tons of LNG to 17 nations in 2016. Latin America was the leading region (86 mt), followed by Asia (55 mt), the Middle East (24 mt), and Europe […]

Categories: Cameron LNG, Cheniere Energy, Driftwood LNG, Elba Island, ENGIE, Freeport LNG, Golden Pass Products, JERA, Jordan Cove, Lloyds Energy, Magnolia LNG, NextDecade, Point Comfort LNG, Port Arthur LNG, Tellurian, Toshiba

Gov. Rick Perry’s Confirmation Hearing

Former Texas Governor Rick Perry appeared before the Senate Energy and Natural Resources (SENR) Committee today in the first step towards confirmation as Secretary of Energy. Perry was introduced by two senators—one from each party—who emphasized Perry’s long tenure (14 years) as chief executive of the State of Texas. Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) noted that […]

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

Export Projects Update (12-01)

LNG Allies and OEM Members Corpus Christi. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit issued a judgment (Nov. 4) denying Sierra Club’s appeal of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s orders approving Cheniere Energy’s Corpus Christi LNG export project in Corpus Christi, Texas. Citing its earlier opinion regarding the Freeport LNG terminal, the Court […]

Categories: Cheniere - Corpus Christi, Cheniere - Sabine Pass, D.O.E., Delfin LNG, Elba Island, Jordan Cove, Magnolia LNG, Port Arthur LNG

Legislative Outlook / Perspective

I know that it can be difficult to keep up with the back-and-forth developments that typically occur at the end of a legislative session, and this year is no exception. In fact, the 2016 election results have made it especially tough to follow the congressional “ping-pong balls.” Therefore, I urge you to consider the following […]

Categories: Congress, Legislation, U.S. House, U.S. Senate

Recent LNG Developments

Congress is now in recess for the Thanksgiving holiday, with both chambers scheduled to reconvene early during the week of Nov. 28 to pass another stop-gap government funding bill and to address a few other matters. One item still on the agenda is the legislation that would set a new statutory deadline on the Department […]

Categories: A.P.I., Congress, Czech Republic, D.O.E., Estonia, Europe, Hungary, Latvia, Legislation, Lithuania, LNG Allies, Our Energy Moment, Poland, Slovak Republic, U.S. House, U.S. Senate

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