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House Subcommittee Reports H.R. 6

The Energy and Power Subcommittee of the House Energy and Commerce Committee met today and with minimal debate ordered H.R. 6, the Domestic Prosperity and Global Freedom Act, reported to the full Energy and Commerce Committee by a party-line vote of 15 to 11, with Republicans favoring the move and Democrats opposing it. Opening statements by […]

Categories: API, Congress, Export License, US House, W.T.O.

Moniz Answers LNG Questions

Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz appeared before the House Energy and Commerce Committee on Thursday (April 3) ostensibly to address the President’s F.Y. 2015 DOE Budget Request, but ended up answering questions about the LNG export licensing program. During the hearing, Rep. Joe Barton (R-TX) said that he had reviewed the licenses that DOE had issued […]

Categories: Congress, DOE, Export License, Jordan Cove LNG, Oversight, US House

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, US House, US 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, US House, US Senate

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, DOE, Ukraine, US House, US Senate, Visegrád Group, White House

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