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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: DOE, DOS, 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: DOE, Energy Security, US 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: European Union, United States, 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, DOE, Ukraine, US House, US Senate, Visegrád Group, White House

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