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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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Going With the Flow: A Shift in the Direction of Natural Gas Flow Presents Pipelines and Gas-Fired Electricity Generators with Gas Quality Challenges

In our Going With the Flow series, we are discussing the evolution of policy related to the recent bi-directional flow of natural gas that has resulted from an increased supply of gas in the Northern and Eastern regions of the United States.  In our previous “Going With the Flow” post, we discussed the traditional backhaul … 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 […]

The Dodd-Frank Burden the Energy Industry Must Bear: Will the SEC Lighten the Load Following a Federal Court’s Vacatur of Its Rule Requiring Oil & Natural Gas Companies to Publicly Disclose Payments to the U.S. & Foreign Governments?

            The Dodd-Frank Act has significantly affected the energy industry, with the ultimate implications of the Act’s reforms remaining to be seen.  Recent discussion has surrounded Section 1504’s requirement that companies disclose the type and total amount of payments made to foreign (and the U.S.) governments in connection with projects for the commercial development of […]

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FERC News Release re Communication Between Gas Pipelines and Electric Utilities

Today, FERC proposed to remove potential barriers to communication between interstate pipelines and electric transmission operators to promote reliable service and operational planning. Along those lines, the Commission issues a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NOPR) providing explicit authority to pipelines and electric utilities to voluntarily share non-public, operational information they determine would promote reliable services. […]

Global Investigations Into Oil Benchmark Price Manipulation

            In the last several weeks, the European Union’s investigation into potential manipulation of oil benchmark pricing has illuminated the global impact of activity in the energy markets and related policy development.  The EU investigation, headed by the European Commissioner for Competition, is looking into whether there has been coordinated and collusive manipulation of benchmark […]

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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