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Letter to Sec. Ross on Steel Tariffs

The Honorable Wilbur Ross Secretary of Commerce 1401 Constitution Ave NW Washington, DC 20230 Dear Mr. Secretary: LNG Allies represents companies involved in the export of liquefied natural gas (LNG) from the United States. We write today to respectfully request that the Department of Commerce issue an exemption for all imported steel products used in […]

Categories: Tariffs, White House

Letter to President on Steel Tariffs

The President The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW Washington, DC 20500 Dear President Donald J. Trump: LNG Allies represents companies involved in the export of liquefied natural gas (LNG) from the United States. We greatly appreciate your administration’s strong support for the LNG industry, which as you know, is creating U.S. jobs and economic […]

Categories: President, Tariffs, White House

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

Five Senate Dems Send LNG Letter to Obama

On Friday May 2, five Democratic senators—Mark Udall (CO), Mary Landrieu (LA), Tom Udall (NM), Mark Begich (AK), and Heidi Heitkamp (ND)—sent a joint letter to President Obama urging him to “instruct DOE to commit to act upon the pending LNG export permits as soon as possible.” The letter outlined five steps that the senators […]

Categories: D.O.E., Energy Security, U.S. Senate, 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

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

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