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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

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

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, Cove Point, D.O.E., 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 […]

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

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

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

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