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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

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
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Beginning of the Beginning

In the current global energy price environment, it is difficult to see the ocean for the waves. But, the likely confluence of events this month—release of the European Commission’s liquefied natural gas (LNG) strategy on Feb. 16 and the first exports of LNG from the continental United States since the early 1960s—provide an opportune time […]

Categories: Cheniere - Sabine Pass, E.U., Energy Security, Europe, Fuel Diversity, Global Market

Europe-US LNG Roundtable II

LNG Allies and our partners and financial supporters held a second Europe-US LNG Roundtable in early November, bringing together representatives from six of North America’s LNG exporting companies and six major European gas consumers and more than 70 observers. The session, held on Capitol Hill during the afternoon of Nov. 04, built upon the progress made […]

Categories: A.T. Kearney, Annova LNG, Baltic Nations, Bear Head LNG, C.E.E.P., Cheniere Energy, Croatia, Delfin LNG, E.U., Energy Security, Europe, Golden Pass Products, Magnolia LNG, NextDecade, Poland, Rio Grande LNG

Momentous Time for Energy Trade/Security

It would be hard to overstate the significance of the last three weeks for those of us who care passionately about the future of transatlantic energy trade and security: Some 60 percent of the U.S. House of Representatives voted (Oct. 9) to approve bipartisan legislation to lift restrictions upon the export of U.S. crude oil. […]

Categories: A.P.I., Cheniere - Sabine Pass, Congress, Estonia, Europe, Latvia, Legislation, Lithuania, Poland, T.T.I.P., U.S. House

Latvian Minister Addresses LNG Allies

At a breakfast seminar hosted by LNG Allies on Tues. July 14, Latvian Minister for Economic Affairs, Dana Reizniece-Ozola, spoke candidly of Latvia’s tenuously dependent energy position and the need for a full and transparent transition to open energy markets connecting the whole of the European Union (EU). Ms. Reizniece-Ozola, who assumed her cabinet portfolio […]

Categories: Energy Security, Europe, Fuel Diversity, Latvia

Russia-Ukraine Gas Deal Finally Signed

After around-the-clock negotiations, Russia, Ukraine, and the European Union late today (Oct. 30) signed an agreement that will enable Russia to resume shipping gas to Ukraine. According to a Reuters story: Price Agreement. Ukraine will pay $378 per 1,000 cubic meters to the end of 2014 and $365 in the first quarter of 2015. Past […]

Categories: E.U., Europe, Russia, Ukraine

Floating LNG Terminal Arrives with a Splash

As reported in our Oct. 27 newsletter, Lithuania’s floating storage and regasification vessel docked in the Port of Klaipėda on that day and was welcomed by a large crowd of well wishers and dignitaries that included U. S. legislative and executive branch officials and the prime ministers of both Latvia and Estonia, Lithuania’s Baltic neighbors. Sen. […]

Categories: A.S.P., Energy Security, Estonia, Europe, Fuel Diversity, Latvia, Lithuania

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