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Small-Scale LNG – Final DOE Rule

LNG Allies Supports Final DOE Rule to Expedite Small-Scale LNG Export Projects WASHINGTON — July 24, 2018 —The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today made public its final rule to issue, “without modification or delay,” small-scale permits to export of liquefied natural gas (LNG). Thus, the new rule covers both countries which have free trade […]

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House Committee Passes Small-Scale Bill

Fred H. Hutchison, President & CEO of LNG Allies, issued the following statement following House Committee approval of H.R. 4606, the “Ensuring Small Scale LNG Certainty and Access Act” on a bipartisan vote: “Once again, Republicans and Democrats on the House Energy & Commerce Committee have joined together to move an important bill to improve […]

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

Export Projects Update (Q1 2018)

Lead Story: And Then There Were Two The second major liquefied natural gas (LNG) export facility in the continental United States—Dominion Energy’s Cove Point (DECP) terminal in Lusby, Maryland, on the Chesapeake Bay—shipped its first commissioning cargo on March 01. According to the Dominion news release: “All major equipment has been operated and is being […]

Categories: Alaska LNG, Cameron LNG, Cheniere - Corpus Christi, Cheniere - Sabine Pass, Cheniere Energy, Commonwealth LNG, D.O.E., Delfin LNG, Dominion Energy Cove Point, Driftwood LNG, Eagle LNG, F.E.R.C., Fourchon LNG, Freeport LNG, Magnolia LNG, Rio Grande LNG, Sempra LNG, Tellurian, Texas LNG

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 […]

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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

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 […]

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Export Projects Update (Dec. 2016)

LNG Allies and OEM Members Cheniere 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 […]

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

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

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, D.O.E., Dominion Energy Cove Point, Lake Charles LNG, U.S. House, U.S. Senate

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 […]

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