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January 29, 2020

EIA Releases AEO2020

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) released its 2020 Annual Energy Outlook (AEO 2020) on Wed. (Jan. 29). The report  provides modeled projections of domestic energy markets through 2050, and it includes cases with different assumptions about macroeconomic growth, world oil prices, future costs of renewable power generation technologies, and technological progress. Link to AEO […]

January 14, 2020

Gas Production Record in 2019

EIA Short-Term Energy Outlook (With First Projections for 2021) U.S. dry natural gas production set a new record in 2019, averaging 92.0 bcf/d. EIA forecasts production will rise to 94.7 bcf/d in 2020 and then decline to 94.1 bcf/d in 2021. Production in the Appalachian region drives the forecast as it shifts from growth in […]

December 2, 2019

Senate Confirms Brouillette

Senate Confirms Dan Brouillette to Lead DOE (NYT) Lisa Friedman (Dec. 02): The Senate has confirmed Dan Brouillette to be President Trump’s second secretary of energy, replacing Rick Perry… Senators voted 70 to 15 in favor of Mr. Brouillette’s confirmation. Several Democrats including Joe Manchin III of West Virginia, Tom Udall of New Mexico, and […]

November 15, 2019

LNG Discussion in Brouillette Hearing

Readout: Brouillette Hearing Goes Smoothly The Senate Energy and Natural Resources (SENR) Committee met yesterday (Nov. 14) to consider the nomination of Dan J. Brouillette to be the next Secretary of Energy. Brouillette is currently serving as the Deputy DOE Secretary and is expected to be easily approved to succeed Sec. Rick Perry. As far […]

October 31, 2019

With or Without Perry…

DOE’s LNG Export Sign-Offs Likely to Continue (Morning Consult) Jacqueline Toth (Oct. 31): In just one month, supporters of LNG exports will lose a top advocate when Energy Secretary Rick Perry officially leaves his post. But despite the Dec. 1 departure of Perry, LNG backers have little reason for concern. DOE is expected to continue […]

October 18, 2019

Brouillette to Succeed Perry

Perry Resigns; Brouillette Named as Replacement Energy Sec. Rick Perry submitted his letter of resignation to President Trump onboard Air Force One to a rally in Texas last night (Oct. 17). Perry’s departure which had been widely rumored in recent days. This afternoon (Oct. 18) the President announced by Twitter that Deputy Sec. Dan Brouillette […]

United States
May 22, 2019

Time and Tide Wait for No Nation

In the Global LNG Market, Time and Tide Wait for No Nation By Fred H. Hutchison The saying “time and tide wait for no man” has been around for at least eight centuries and is often attributed to St. Marher who, in 1225, said: “And te tide and te time pat tu iboren were, schal […]

July 24, 2018

DOE Final Small-Scale LNG Rule

LNG Allies Supports Final DOE Rule to Expedite Small-Scale LNG Export Projects WASHINGTON — July 24, 2018 —The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today made public its final rule to issue, “without modification or delay,” small-scale permits to export of liquefied natural gas (LNG). Thus, the new rule covers both countries which have free trade […]

May 9, 2018

House Committee Passes LNG Bill

Fred H. Hutchison, President & CEO of LNG Allies, issued the following statement following House Committee approval of H.R. 4606, the “Ensuring Small Scale LNG Certainty and Access Act” on a bipartisan vote: “Once again, Republicans and Democrats on the House Energy & Commerce Committee have joined together to move an important bill to improve […]

USLNG Industry
March 31, 2018

Export Projects Update (Q1 2018)

Lead Story: And Then There Were Two The second major liquefied natural gas (LNG) export facility in the continental United States—Dominion Energy’s Cove Point (DECP) terminal in Lusby, Maryland, on the Chesapeake Bay—shipped its first commissioning cargo on March 01. According to the Dominion news release: “All major equipment has been operated and is being […]

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