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EIB Energy Highlights: SCOTUS Review of EPA Mercury Regs, LNG Exports, World Energy Outlook, New EPA Regs & More

Our goal is to serve as a leading-edge resource for companies navigating the rapidly evolving landscapes of the domestic and global energy markets. Moore & Van Allen’s EIB Energy Highlights is a complement to our Energy Interdependency Blog’s in-depth individual treatment of critical issues emerging in energy policy, regulation, and related litigation. EIB Energy Highlights … Continue reading »

The Other Side of LNG Exports: Alaskan Exports to Free Trade Countries Approved

The capability of the U.S. to enter the global energy market as a net natural gas exporter has been the subject of much discussion, given the number of years that applications seeking approval to export liquefied natural gas (“LNG”) to countries that do not have a free trade agreement with the U.S. (“non-FTA countries”) have … Continue reading »

Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Exports from Louisiana and Florida Approved by DOE, While Alaska LNG Project Makes Progress

Shortly after finalizing its revised procedures for reviewing pending liquefied natural gas (“LNG”) export applications, the Department of Energy (“DOE”) issued final authorizations for two facilities to export LNG to countries that do not have a Free Trade Agreement with the United States (“non-FTA countries”).  You can read our previous post for details regarding changes … Continue reading »

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The Future of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Exports under the Department of Energy’s Revised Review Process

During the last two years, we have seen the U.S. Department of Energy (“DOE”) pick up the pace in granting conditional authorizations for companies to export liquefied natural gas (“LNG”) to countries that do not have a Free Trade Agreement with the United States (“non-FTA countries”). Despite the DOE’s increased stride in reviewing outstanding applications, … Continue reading »

Will the Commerce Department’s Approval to Export Condensate Change the World?

The reporting in late June of the Commerce Department’s private rulings that authorized two companies to export condensate has ignited discussions regarding the real prospect of changes in U.S. oil export policy. Industry participants reportedly have viewed the Commerce Department rulings as “a major opening for the U.S. energy industry, and not simply a technical tweak to … Continue reading »

U.S. 2013 Natural Gas Net Imports Lowest Since 1989 With Gas Production Setting a New Record

The U.S. Energy Information Administration recently reported that U.S. natural gas net imports in 2013 were down 14% to 1,311 billion cubic feet (Bcf), which is the lowest since 1989.  According to the report, imports decreased by 8% during 2013 and were likely displaced by the production of domestic natural gas. Preliminary data shows that domestic … Continue reading »

U.S. Net Energy Imports and Coal Production Lowest in Decades

U.S. NET ENERGY IMPORTS AND COAL PRODUCTION LOWEST IN DECADES: U.S. net energy imports for 2013 and Q4 2013 coal production were reported by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (“EIA”) as being the lowest since more than 20 years ago.  The EIA’s latest Quarterly Coal Report reflects that Q4 2013 coal production (239.1 million short tons) … Continue reading »

2013 U.S. Liquefied Natural Gas Exports

The U.S. Energy Information Administration’s latest report of U.S. Natural Gas Exports and Re-Exports by Country reflects liquefied natural gas (“LNG”) exports and re-exports dating back to 1985.  In 2013, the U.S. exported and re-exported a total of 2,924 Million Cubic Feet (Mcf) of LNG.  The majority of that volume was re-exported LNG, which “are shipments … Continue reading »

FERC Approval of Transboundary Natural Gas Pipeline into Mexico

FERC recently granted a Presidential Permit and National Gas Act Section 3 authorization for Houston Pipe Line Company LP to build a transboundary pipeline to export and/or import natural gas from Texas into Mexico. The pipeline is planned to supply gas-fired power plants and industrial customers in Mexico. FERC found that the project is not inconsistent with … Continue reading »

House Energy & Power Subcommittee Review of Bill to Expedite LNG Export Approval

Last week, the House Energy & Commerce Committee’s Subcommittee on Energy and Power reviewed H.R. 6, the Domestic Prosperity and Global Freedom Act, which was introduced by Rep. Cory Gardner (R-CO) to expedite liquefied natural gas (“LNG”) exports to U.S. allies in the wake of Russia’s recent aggression.  The legislation is designed to grant immediate … Continue reading »

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