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LNG – Center of Trump’s Energy Plan

It is entirely fitting that the Trump administration’s current policy focus, “energy week,” is largely centered on American energy exports, particularly liquefied natural gas (LNG). After all, the U.S. LNG story is one of the most significant global energy developments of 2017. The United States now has one major operational LNG export terminal, five others […]

Categories: Baltic Nations, Cheniere - Sabine Pass, Economics, Energy Security, Latvia, Lithuania

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

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

EU Envoys Support LNG Export Measures

As promised, here is a readout from the news conference that LNG Allies facilitated in the National Press Club on Jan. 29 where ambassadors from Croatia, Czech Republic, Latvia, and Lithuania as well as the Deputy Chief of Mission from the Polish Embassy told reporters why their nations continue to be supportive of measures that […]

Categories: Congress, Croatia, Czech Republic, D.O.E., Export License, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, U.S. Senate

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

Ambassadors Discuss Baltic Energy Security

LNG Allies held the second of a series of planned breakfast seminars on Wed. Nov. 19, to discuss energy security in the Baltic nations. The primary speakers were the ambassadors from Latvia, H.E. Andris Razāns, and Lithuania, Žygimantas Pavilionis. The ambassadors were preceded by Rep. John Shimkus (R-IL), chair of the House Baltic Caucus. Rep. […]

Categories: Energy Security, Latvia, Lithuania, LNG Allies

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

Pascual Discusses LNG at Atlantic Council

Ambassador Carlos Pascual, the former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine, addressed a packed room at the Atlantic Council on Thursday (April 3) to report on Ukraine and the E.U.– U.S. energy summit that took place in Brussels earlier this week. Pascual, the State Department’s Special Envoy and Coordinator for International Energy Affairs, spent nearly all of his […]

Categories: Atlantic Council, Baltic Nations, Bulgaria, D.O.S., Energy Security, Estonia, Europe, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Poland, Ukraine

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