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Negotiations Needed to End Tariffs Dispute

LNG Allies Urges “Serious, High-Level Negotiations” to End US-China Tariff Dispute WASHINGTON — August 3, 2018 — Bloomberg reports ( ) that China could levy “duties ranging from 5% to 25% . . . on 5,207 kinds of American imports if the U.S. delivers its proposed taxes on another $200 billion of Chinese goods, […]

Categories: Tariffs, U.S.

NATO Head Calls for Enhanced Energy Security

The outgoing Secretary General of the NATO alliance, former Danish Prime Minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen, addressed an overflow crowd at the Atlantic Council on Monday (July 7) to provide his observations about the many challenges facing NATO. Rasmussen, who will end his five-year term as “SecGen” following the NATO summit that takes place in Wales […]

Categories: Atlantic Council, E.U., Energy Security, Europe, N.A.T.O., Russia, T.T.I.P., U.S., Ukraine

Nexant Officials Discuss Global Gas Model

Two officials from Nexant (U.K.) held a briefing at the United States Energy Association (USEA) to discuss how their firm’s proprietary World Gas Model (“a scenario tool”) was used to assess “the impact on the world gas market of LNG exports from North America.” Mike Fulwood and Brian Little (both principals with Nexant Global Gas) […]

Categories: Global Market, Think Tanks, U.S.

G7 Energy Ministers Issue Statement

U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz met with energy ministers from the other G7 nations (Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, and the United Kingdom) in Rome on May 5 and 6 “to discuss ways to strengthen collective energy security.” The joint statement issued after the meeting includes the following key points: Energy should not […]

Categories: D.O.E., Energy Security, Europe, Fuel Diversity, U.S.

EU-US Energy Council Meets in Brussels

The E.U.– U.S. Energy Council met for its fifth annual session in Brussels on Wed. April 2. In opening remarks, Secretary of State John Kerry said: “The difficulties of the recent days underscore the imperative to what brings us here today: energy security—not just for Ukraine but all across Europe… [And that] requires a major amount […]

Categories: E.U., Energy Security, Fuel Diversity, U.S.

Joint US-EU  Statement on LNG

President Obama met with leaders of E.U. nations in Brussels earlier this week and issued a joint statement. The White House website contains the joint statement: Click Here. That portion relevant to LNG exports reads as follows: 9. Energy is a key component in the transition to a competitive low-carbon economy and achieving long-term sustainable […]

Categories: E.U., U.S., White House

De Gucht Presses for Energy Exports in TTIP

Karel De Gucht, the European Trade Commissioner, was in Washington this week for discussions with U.S. Trade Rep. Michael Froman. Afterwards, De Gucht participated in an event at the Atlantic Council on Feb. 18 during which he made the following remarks: “[It] is crucial for our efforts to encourage other trade partners to play by […]

Categories: E.U., T.T.I.P., U.S.