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Senate Energy Committee Hearing January 30th to Discuss Lifting Ban on U.S. Crude Oil Exports

SENATE HEARING TO DISCUSS LIFTING BAN ON U.S. CRUDE OIL EXPORTS: At 9:30 a.m. on January 30, 2014, the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy & Natural Resources will hold a hearing to discuss the export of U.S. crude oil, which has been prohibited (with minor exceptions) by a policy implemented in the 1970s. Whether to lift the ban … Continue reading »

The DOE Continues to Approve the Expansion of U.S. Exports of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) to Non-FTA Countries

            This year we have seen the U.S. Department of Energy (“DOE”) move relatively quickly to approve applications for authorization to export liquefied natural gas (“LNG”) to countries that do not have a free trade agreement with the U.S. (“non-FTA countries”).  The first DOE authorization for LNG export to non-FTA countries was granted in May 2011 to the … Continue reading »

Restructuring the Regulation of Cross-Border Energy Infrastructure: The Impact of H.R. 3301, the North American Energy Infrastructure Act

            Last week, the House Energy & Commerce Committee held a hearing to explore the potential impacts of H.R. 3301, the North American Energy Infrastructure Act, which seeks to restructure the current regulatory framework that governs oil and natural gas pipelines, and electric transmission facilities that cross the borders of the United States into Mexico … Continue reading »

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Dominion Cove Point LNG, LP is the Third Facility This Year to Receive DOE Authorization to Export Liquefied Natural Gas to Non-FTA Countries

            Last week, Dominion Cove Point LNG, LP (“Dominion”) became the third facility this year to receive conditional authorization from the Department of Energy to export domestically produced liquefied natural gas (“LNG”) to countries that do not have a free trade agreement with the United States (“non-FTA countries).  See DOE Press Release.  This is the … Continue reading »

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Two Steps Forward Towards U.S. Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Exportation: Are We Moving Far Enough and Fast Enough?

            On August 7, 2013, the Energy Department conditionally approved the application of Lake Charles Exports, LLC to export liquefied natural gas (“LNG”) to countries that do not have a Free Trade Agreement with the United States (“non-FTA countries”).  This is the third U.S. facility to be approved to export LNG to non-FTA countries and […]

Our Move Towards Energy Exportation: The U.S. Senate Explores Natural Gas Exports Following the DOE’s Approval for a Second Facility to Export Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) to Non-FTA Countries

            On May 21, 2013, the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy & Natural Resources held the Full Committee Forum: Domestic Supply and Exports to discuss the U.S. supply and export of natural gas.  The Senate Committee’s natural gas roundtable followed the U.S. Department of Energy’s May 17th approval of the second facility to export liquefied […]

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Our Move Towards Energy Exportation: The U.S. Department of Energy Approves a Second Facility to Export Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) to Non-FTA Countries

            With the increasing supply of domestic natural gas, there is a growing consensus that liquefied natural gas (“LNG”) exports represent an opportunity for the United States to become a major player in the global energy sector.  The last couple of weeks have seen developments that may move our country closer to becoming a major […]

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