Author Archive | Fred H. Hutchison

LNG Legislation Still Matters

Sometimes on the public policy battlefield it makes sense to lay down your non-lethal weapons (such as bulleted one-pagers and email-tracked vehicles) and declare victory. However, with regard to the liquefied natural gas (LNG) legislation, that time has not yet come (despite last week’s electoral results). For reasons outlined below, the U.S. LNG export community […]

Categories: Congress, Czech Republic, DOE Queue, Estonia, Europe, Export License, Hungary, Latvia, Legislation, Lithuania, LNG Allies, Our Energy Moment, Poland, Slovak Republic, U.S. House, U.S. Senate

Seven Ambassadors Support U.S. LNG Action

On Mon. Nov. 14, seven ambassadors from Central and Eastern Europe sent joint letters to congressional leaders, calling on them to “continue working towards the goal of enacting LNG legislation still in 2016.” The effort was spearheaded by the Embassy of Poland and the letters were signed by ambassadors from the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, […]

Categories: Congress, Czech Republic, Estonia, Europe, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Slovak Republic, U.S. House, U.S. Senate, Ukraine

Export Projects Update (09-30)

LNG Allies and OEM Members Cameron LNG. Sempra Energy (Cameron’s 51.3% majority owner) announced (Sept. 13) that Joseph A. Householder is now Corporate Group President of Infrastructure Businesses. Reporting to Sempra Energy CEO Debra L. Reed, he will oversee Sempra’s midstream, LNG, renewable energy, and Mexican operations. Sabine Pass. Cheniere Energy said (Sept. 16) that it […]

Categories: Alaska LNG, Calcasieu Pass LNG, Cameron LNG, Cheniere - Corpus Christi, Cheniere - Sabine Pass, Cheniere Energy, Cove Point, Freeport LNG, Lake Charles LNG, Rio Grande LNG

Why Set a DOE LNG Deadline?

Updated from our Feb. 1, 2016 Post: 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 […]

Categories: Cheniere - Corpus Christi, Cheniere - Sabine Pass, Congress, Cove Point, D.O.E., Lake Charles LNG, U.S. House, U.S. Senate

Export Projects Update (08-31)

LNG Allies and OEM Members Cameron LNG. Cameron LNG received DOE authorization (July 18) to export an additional 1.41 billion cubic feet of natural gas per day (Bcfd) from its proposed liquefaction expansion project (Trains 4 & 5) to non-FTA nations. (With this order, Cameron LNG’s authorized export capacity will be 24.92 million tons per annum […]

Categories: Annova LNG, Cameron LNG, Cheniere - Corpus Christi, Cheniere - Sabine Pass, Cove Point, Delfin LNG, Lake Charles LNG

LNG Legislative Endgame Nears

Congress is currently on an extended summer break, which lasts through Labor Day, Sept. 5. This hiatus provides an opportune opportunity to reflect upon where the LNG exports legislation stands before the 114th Congress enters the legislative “homestretch.” As readers of Congress Blog are well aware, bills have been pending for several years to bring […]

Categories: Congress, D.O.E., Legislation, U.S. House, U.S. Senate, White House

OEM News Release on Senate Conferees

WASHINGTON (July 12) — Our Energy Moment released the following statement from OEM Executive Director Fred H. Hutchison after the U.S. Senate voted this afternoon to name conferees to a joint House-Senate conference committee charged with reconciling the omnibus energy bills that have passed both chambers: “For nearly three years, Congress has been considering legislation that […]

Categories: Our Energy Moment

Export Projects Update (06-30)

The Lead: Federal Appeals Court Rejects Challenges to FERC LNG Decisions The United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit issued two rulings (June 28) on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC) role in considering greenhouse gas emissions as part of the environmental review of LNG export applications. In separate decisions, the […]

Categories: Alaska LNG, Bear Head LNG, Cameron LNG, Cheniere - Corpus Christi, Cheniere - Sabine Pass, Delfin LNG, Elba Island, Freeport LNG, Jordan Cove, Magnolia LNG, Rio Grande LNG, Texas LNG, Uncategorized

Export Projects Update (05-15)

The Lead: French Minister Wants to Ban U.S. LNG if “Fracked Gas” Involved Ségolène Royale, the French Minister of Environment, Energy and Marine Affairs, told told her parliament on May 10 that the French government was looking to ban U.S. liquefied natural gas (LNG) imports containing shale gas because hydraulic fracturing is banned in France. […]

Categories: A.P.I., Calcasieu Pass LNG, Cameron LNG, Cheniere - Corpus Christi, Cheniere - Sabine Pass, Cheniere Energy, Cove Point, Delfin LNG, Golden Pass Products, Jordan Cove, Magnolia LNG, NextDecade, Plaquemines LNG, Rio Grande LNG, Texas LNG, Venture Global LNG

Evolution of an Issue

When I started LNG Allies two and a half years ago, the energy world was quite different. Crude oil prices were in the $110 per barrel range, natural gas at the Henry Hub was trading above $4.00 per million BTUs (mmbtu), and spot LNG deliveries to Asia were bringing nearly $18.00 as measured on the […]

Categories: Congress, D.O.E., Legislation, LNG Allies

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