Archive | January, 2015

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 […]

Categories: ANGA, Atlantic Council, Congress, DOE, Export License, Legislation, NAM, US Senate

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, US Senate, W.T.O.

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, US House, White House

Export Project Update (Jan. 2015)

Jordan Cove Project Backed by Westerners. Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY) and 13 other lawmakers from Colorado, Utah, and Wyoming have called upon the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to support the Jordan Cove LNG export project in Oregon and complete the final environmental impact statement (EIS) for the project as soon as possible. According to […]

Categories: Bear Head LNG, Calcasieu Pass LNG, Jordan Cove LNG, Lavaca Bay LNG, Magnolia LNG, Texas LNG

Bipartisan LNG Export Bill Introduced in Senate

Congressional rules specify that bills introduced in one Congress die when the Senate and House of Representatives adjourn sine die. Thus, the LNG export bills from the 113th Congress had to be reintroduced when the 114th Congress convened. Sens. John Barrasso (R-WY), Martin Heinrich (D-NM) and six others—three Republicans and three Democrats—introduced S. 33 on […]

Categories: ANGA, Congress, Export License, US Senate

Rep. Turner Reintroduces LNG Bill in House

On Tue. Jan. 13, Rep. Michael Turner (R-OH) reintroduced his bill to expedite U.S. natural gas exports to World Trade Organization (WTO) countries. Cosponsored by 34 other House members, H.R. 287, is similar to legislation Turner authored in the 113th Congress. Upon introduction, the bill was sent to the House Energy and Commerce Committee. Commenting […]

Categories: ANGA, Congress, Export License, US 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

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