Author Archive | Fred H. Hutchison

A Busy Week Ahead

Congress returns to Washington this week and Ukraine assistance and LNG exports will once again be “front and center.” Rather than a detailed narrative, we’ll get right to the important stuff. March 25 – Senate Energy & Natural Resources Hearing. Sen. Mary Landrieu has chosen the LNG export issue to be the subject of her […]

Categories: Congress, D.O.E., E.I.A., Energy Security, Europe, Export License, Fuel Diversity, Hungary, Legislation, Lithuania, U.S. House, U.S. Senate

Conference of Mayors Manufacturing Study

The United States Conference of Mayors released a very interesting study earlier this week that details just how important the oil and gas renaissance has been for U.S. manufacturing (especially in urban areas). Here are some key findings from the report: From 2010 to 2012, energy intensive manufacturing sectors added over 196,000 jobs and increased […]

Categories: Jobs

Articulating a Positive Message

Neither the U.S. Senate nor the House of Representatives will be in session this week and this “break in the action” gives those of us who strongly support expediting the flow of U.S. natural gas into the global marketplace a chance to catch our breath, read some recent news clips, and reflect on the arguments […]

Categories: Energy Security, Fuel Diversity, Global Market, Market Liquidity

Senate Committee Approves Ukraine Bill

The Senate Foreign Relations Committee took up the bill this afternoon to provide urgent assistance to Ukraine and reported it by a vote of 14-3. During the markup, Sen. John Barrosso (R-WY) did in fact offer his amendment to expedite LNG exports to Ukraine and NATO countries. However, committee chair Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ) ruled […]

Categories: U.S. Senate, Ukraine

Action on Many Fronts

The crisis in Ukraine has led representatives and senators of both political parties to consider what the United States could do to increase security throughout the region. One specific idea that seems to be at the top of many lists is for the United States to expedite the process whereby the U.S. Department of Energy […]

Categories: Congress, D.O.E., U.S. House, U.S. Senate, Ukraine, Visegrád Group, White House

Rice Study About LNG to Asia

The Center for Energy Studies (CES) of Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy released a report on Feb. 18 entitled: Natural Gas Price in Asia: What to Expect and What It Means. This study used the Rice World Gas Trade Model to predict what could happen in coming years as the United States and […]

Categories: Asia, Rice University

De Gucht Presses for Energy Exports in TTIP

Karel De Gucht, the European Trade Commissioner, was in Washington this week for discussions with U.S. Trade Rep. Michael Froman. Afterwards, De Gucht participated in an event at the Atlantic Council on Feb. 18 during which he made the following remarks: “[It] is crucial for our efforts to encourage other trade partners to play by […]

Categories: E.U., T.T.I.P., U.S.

A Week of Great Contrasts

The death and destruction in and around Independence Square in the magnificent city of Kiev earlier this week served as a stark reminder that geopolitical maneuvering affects not just sovereign nations, but individuals and families as well. With a son living in Sevastopol, I watched the tragic events in Ukraine with tremendous sadness and breath-holding […]

Categories: Baltic Nations, Energy Security, Estonia, Fuel Diversity, Latvia, Lithuania, Russia, Ukraine

Jordan Cove Next Project in Line

Next up in the DOE /FE queue is the Jordan Cove LNG terminal to be located on the North Spit of Coos Bay in Coos County, Oregon. Ultimately, the Jordan Cove project is 75 percent owned by Veresen, Inc. (Alberta, Canada) with the remainder owned by Energy Projects Development, a Colorado LLC. Jordan Cove has requested […]

Categories: D.O.E., DOE Queue, Jordan Cove

LNG Queue: One Out / One In

On Feb. 11, DOE /FE granted conditional approval for the application made by Sempra Energy to export natural gas from the company’s proposed LNG terminal in Cameron Parish, Louisiana. The DOE order permits 1.7 billion cubic feet per day to be exported from the facility, which brings total authorized LNG exports to ≈8.5 bcf feet per […]

Categories: A.P.I., D.O.E., F.E.R.C.

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