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Revised EIA LNG Study to be Released Shortly

When DOE announced in late May that it was proposing major changes to the procedures governing the “public interest” process used to grant licenses to export LNG from the United States to nations without free trade agreements, (non-FTA nations), it also announced that the Energy Information Administration (EIA) would update its 2012 economic impacts study. […]

Categories: D.O.E., E.I.A., Export License, F.E.R.C.

DOE Finalizes New LNG Export Procedures

The U. S. Department of Energy (DOE) published its final procedures for the export of liquefied natural gas (LNG) to non-free trade agreement nations in the Federal Register on Friday, Aug. 15, making almost no changes to the draft procedures published on June 4. The essential takeaways: Conditional Approvals Eliminated. The practice of granting “conditional” approvals […]

Categories: D.O.E., DOE Queue, Export License, F.E.R.C.

Two U. S. LNG Projects Gain Key Approvals

Oregon LNG Receives Conditional DOE Approval LNG Global reports: “DOE has conditionally authorized Oregon LNG to export LNG to non-FTA nations from a facility in Warrenton, Oregon. This application was next in the [DOE queue] and review was initiated before DOE issued its recent proposed procedural change. Subject to environmental review and final regulatory approval, […]

Categories: A.P.I., D.O.E., F.E.R.C., Freeport LNG, Oregon LNG

Another LNG Export Bill Introduced in Congress

Four Senate Republicans—John Hoeven (ND), John McCain (AZ), Lisa Murkowski (AK), and John Barrasso (WY) introduced S. 2592, the “North Atlantic Energy Security Act,” on Thurs., July 10, to “cut the red tape holding up energy production and infrastructure development, reduce flaring, and expedite LNG exports to America’s allies.” S. 2592 has three main elements. It would: […]

Categories: Congress, F.E.R.C., Japan, Legislation, N.A.T.O., U.S. Senate, Ukraine

Senate Energy Holds Gas Oversight Hearing

The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee held a hearing this afternoon, June 19, to consider how to harness U. S. natural gas—a game-changing resource—“for export, domestic consumption, and transportation fuel.” The hearing was webcast by the committee and has been archived on their website: Click Here. Not unexpectedly, much of the discussion focused on how […]

Categories: A.N.G.A., Congress, D.O.E., Europe, Export License, F.E.R.C., N.A.T.O., Oversight, Think Tanks, U.S. Senate, W.T.O.

FERC Approves Cameron LNG

The FERC Commissioners met this morning (June 19) and authorized Cameron LNG “to site, construct, and operate facilities to liquefy and export domestically produced natural gas from its existing liquefied natural gas (LNG) import terminal in Cameron Parish, Louisiana.” The Cameron LNG project, owned by Sempra Energy, is the second LNG export project to receive […]

Categories: Cameron LNG, F.E.R.C.

FERC Poised to Approve LNG Projects

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission is poised to give approval to several LNG export projects in the next few months according to a news story published in this afternoon’s Greenwire, an E&E publication. Hannah Northey writes that the FERC commissioners could vote on Thurs. June 19 to grant a license for the Cameron LNG facility […]

Categories: Cameron LNG, Cheniere - Corpus Christi, Cove Point, F.E.R.C., Freeport LNG

LNG Queue: One Out / One In

On Feb. 11, DOE /FE granted conditional approval for the application made by Sempra Energy to export natural gas from the company’s proposed LNG terminal in Cameron Parish, Louisiana. The DOE order permits 1.7 billion cubic feet per day to be exported from the facility, which brings total authorized LNG exports to ≈8.5 bcf feet per […]

Categories: A.P.I., D.O.E., F.E.R.C.

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