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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

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

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

The Essence of a Deal

The Hon. Charles D. McConnell and Fred H. Hutchison Although we’re not even a full quarter into 2016, this year is shaping up to be the most momentous in decades, and we’re not talking just about the elections. We’re also talking about American energy exports. Since the beginning of the year, tankers laden with U.S. […]

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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 […]

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Comment Period on LNG Studies Closes

DOE issued a Federal Register Notice on Dec. 28, 2015, that requested comments from interested parties on two studies examining the economic impacts of increased U.S. LNG exports between 12 and 20 billion cubic feet per day (Bcf/day): Effect of Increased Levels of Liquefied Natural Gas Exports on U.S. Energy Markets, U.S. Energy Information Administration, […]

Categories: D.O.E., E.I.A., Export License, Rice University

Progress on Energy Bill Slows (Slightly)

As reported in our last issue, the U. S. Senate has been debating S. 2012, the bipartisan energy bill over the last two weeks. A number of amendments to the bill have been discussed and some voted upon. However, an attempt to bring discussion on the bill to a close failed today when the sponsors could not […]

Categories: D.O.E., Export License, Oil Exports, U.S. Senate

Why Set LNG Permitting Deadlines?

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 national treatment of natural gas” must be […]

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Senate Debate on Energy Bill Resumes

Despite the blizzard that paralyzed Washington, DC, last week (we’re “paralyzed” by an inch of snow, so two to three feet triggered lots of chaos), the U. S. Senate began debate on S. 2012, the Energy Policy Modernization Act, aka the Bipartisan Energy bill. Floor action resumes later today and the Senate leadership has announced that […]

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