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House Committee Passes Small-Scale 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 […]

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Legislative Outlook / Perspective

I know that it can be difficult to keep up with the back-and-forth developments that typically occur at the end of a legislative session, and this year is no exception. In fact, the 2016 election results have made it especially tough to follow the congressional “ping-pong balls.” Therefore, I urge you to consider the following […]

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Recent LNG Developments

Congress is now in recess for the Thanksgiving holiday, with both chambers scheduled to reconvene early during the week of Nov. 28 to pass another stop-gap government funding bill and to address a few other matters. One item still on the agenda is the legislation that would set a new statutory deadline on the Department […]

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LNG Legislation Still Matters

Sometimes on the public policy battlefield it makes sense to lay down your non-lethal weapons (such as bulleted one-pagers and email-tracked vehicles) and declare victory. However, with regard to the liquefied natural gas (LNG) legislation, that time has not yet come (despite last week’s electoral results). For reasons outlined below, the U.S. LNG export community […]

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Seven Ambassadors Support USLNG Action

On Mon. Nov. 14, seven ambassadors from Central and Eastern Europe sent joint letters to congressional leaders, calling on them to “continue working towards the goal of enacting LNG legislation still in 2016.” The effort was spearheaded by the Embassy of Poland and the letters were signed by ambassadors from the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, […]

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Why Set a DOE LNG Deadline?

Updated from our Feb. 1, 2016 Post: Section 3 of the Natural Gas Act prohibits the export of natural gas — including liquefied natural gas (LNG)—to a foreign country without prior approval from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE): Applications to export U.S. LNG to nations with Free Trade Agreements with the United States that “include the […]

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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 […]

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The Essence of a Deal

The Hon. Charles D. McConnell and Fred H. Hutchison Although we’re not even a full quarter into 2016, this year is shaping up to be the most momentous in decades, and we’re not talking just about the elections. We’re also talking about American energy exports. Since the beginning of the year, tankers laden with U.S. […]

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Why Set LNG Permitting Deadlines?

Section 3 of the Natural Gas Act prohibits the export of natural gas — including liquefied natural gas (LNG)—to a foreign country without prior approval from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE): Applications to export U.S. LNG to nations with Free Trade Agreements with the United States that “include the national treatment of natural gas” must be […]

Categories: Corpus Christi, Cove Point, DOE, Export License, Sabine Pass, US House, US Senate

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