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European Energy Envoys Brief Senate Staff

On Wed. April 30, the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee sponsored an LNG export briefing for Senate staff. Participating in the briefing were the Ambassadors-at-Large for Energy Security from Hungary (Anita Orbán), Slovakia (Pavol Hamžík), Bulgaria (Lachezar Matev), and Romania (Mihnea Constan-tinescu). According to the Embassy of Hungary: the four energy envoys talked “about […]

Categories: Bulgaria, Congress, Energy Security, Europe, Fuel Diversity, Hungary, Romania, Slovak Republic, U.S. Senate, Visegrád Group

Moment, Momentous, and Momentum

Moment: A period of time. Momentous: An important moment. Momentum: Mass times velocity. For those of us who care passionately about helping America’s allies around the globe achieve greater fuel diversity, this has been a momentous week filled with “teachable” moments, leading to some real momentum. Now, as this extraordinary week draws to a close, […]

Categories: Congress, Export License, Hungary, Lithuania, U.S. House, U.S. Senate

European Allies Plead for Expedited US LNG

Two Eastern European officials pleaded with the Senate and House of Representatives today to help expedite the flow of US natural gas into the world marketplace. The two Europeans —Jaroslav Neverovič, Energy Minister of the Republic of Lithuania, and Anita Orbán, Hungary’s Ambassador-at-Large for Energy Security— delivered similar messages. Both urged Congress to work with the Obama […]

Categories: Congress, Energy Security, Hungary, Lithuania, U.S. House, U.S. Senate

DOE Approves Jordan Cove Application

In a shrewdly timed move, the U.S. Department of Energy yesterday approved the seventh application in its long queue of projects awaiting licenses to export natural gas to non-FTA nations. The decision applied to the Jordan Cove project in Coos Bay, Oregon, and provides conditional approval to export up six million metric tons per annum […]

Categories: D.O.E., Export License, Jordan Cove, U.S. Senate

A Busy Week Ahead

Congress returns to Washington this week and Ukraine assistance and LNG exports will once again be “front and center.” Rather than a detailed narrative, we’ll get right to the important stuff. March 25 – Senate Energy & Natural Resources Hearing. Sen. Mary Landrieu has chosen the LNG export issue to be the subject of her […]

Categories: Congress, D.O.E., E.I.A., Energy Security, Europe, Export License, Fuel Diversity, Hungary, Legislation, Lithuania, U.S. House, U.S. Senate

Senate Committee Approves Ukraine Bill

The Senate Foreign Relations Committee took up the bill this afternoon to provide urgent assistance to Ukraine and reported it by a vote of 14-3. During the markup, Sen. John Barrosso (R-WY) did in fact offer his amendment to expedite LNG exports to Ukraine and NATO countries. However, committee chair Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ) ruled […]

Categories: U.S. Senate, Ukraine

Action on Many Fronts

The crisis in Ukraine has led representatives and senators of both political parties to consider what the United States could do to increase security throughout the region. One specific idea that seems to be at the top of many lists is for the United States to expedite the process whereby the U.S. Department of Energy […]

Categories: Congress, D.O.E., U.S. House, U.S. Senate, Ukraine, Visegrád Group, White House

Welcome to LNG Allies

Since Oct. 25, 1896, the New York Times has had a tagline that reads: “all the news that’s fit to print.” This motto has served that publication well for nearly a 120 years and we will also do our best to bring you all the news about LNG policy developments that’s fit to print. (And […]

Categories: Legislation, LNG Allies, U.S. House, U.S. Senate