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White House Will Permit More LNG

Gary Cohn, director of the Trump administration’s National Economic Council, participated in the IIF 2017 Washington Policy Summit on Apr. 20. Cohn (a former Goldman Sachs Group president) made statements concerning the policy of the White House with respect to U.S. LNG exports. Bloomberg has posted a three minute video of Cohn’s Apr. 20 remarks, […]

Categories: D.O.E., Export License, Jordan Cove, White House

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

House Passes LNG Exports Bill

The House of Representatives passed H.R. 351, the ‘‘LNG Permitting Certainty and Transparency Act’’ earlier today (Wed. Jan. 28) by a recorded vote of 277 to 133. Of the 410 members present and voting, 236 Republicans and 41 Democrats voted for the bill. One Republican and 132 Democrats voted no. In the White House daily […]

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

Old Opponents Continue to Oppose LNG Exports

The Industrial Energy Consumers of America (IECA) sent a letter to President Obama on Tue. Jan. 06 urging him and his administration to not support any action that would expedite LNG exports. IECA specifically asked the President to: (1) refrain from any further approvals of applications to export LNG to non-FTA countries; (2) veto any […]

Categories: Legislation, White House

Two Months Between Decisions is Too Long

Today, May 24, marks the two month anniversary of the last natural gas export application approved by the U. S. Department of Energy (DOE). At this rate (about six decisions per year) and assuming that the next decision is imminent, it will take DOE at least four more years to dispose of the 24 applications now […]

Categories: D.O.E., D.O.S., White House

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

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