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Legislative Outlook / Perspective

I know that it can be difficult to keep up with the back-and-forth developments that typically occur at the end of a legislative session, and this year is no exception. In fact, the 2016 election results have made it especially tough to follow the congressional “ping-pong balls.” Therefore, I urge you to consider the following […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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. […]

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Energy Export Measures Gain Momentum

As Congress wraps up its final days of activity prior to the August recess — which runs from July 30 (House) or Aug. 7 (Senate) to Sept. 7 — both the House Energy and Commerce Committee and the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee are developing broad bipartisan energy packages. The Senate bill, which has been released in draft […]

Categories: A.N.G.A., Energy Security, Legislation, U.S. House, U.S. Senate

Senate Energy Committee Holds LNG Hearing

Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) and her colleagues on the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee held a hearing this morning on S. 33, The LNG Permitting Certainty and Transparency Act. Sponsored by Sens. John Barrasso (R-WY) and Martin Heinrich (D-NM) and a bipartisan group of ten other senators (five Democrats and five Republicans). Following opening […]

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Senate Defeats Cruz LNG Amendment

The Senate voted today to reject an amendment offered by Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) that would have put LNG exports to World Trade Organization members nations on the same legal footing as those destined for nations that have free trade agreements (FTAs) with the United States. As Jennifer Dlouhy wrote in the Houston Chronicle: “Current […]

Categories: Congress, Legislation, U.S. Senate, W.T.O.

API and ANGA Praise House Action on H.R. 351

The American Petroleum Institute’s Erik Milito, cheered the bill’s passage: “Today’s strong vote, to be followed by a Senate hearing Thursday, shows that lawmakers are working fast to secure America’s competitiveness as an energy superpower. This is a top priority for the new Congress because LNG exports represent a clear-cut, bipartisan opportunity to increase domestic […]

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