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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 »

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 »

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 »

FERC February 2014 Energy Infrastructure Update

FERC FEBRUARY 2014 ENERGY INFRASTRUCTURE UPDATE: FERC’s February 2014 Energy Infrastructure Update, released March 20th, reflects developments in natural gas pipeline projects to service the Midwest and Southeast, LNG exports, gas-fired electricity generation, and electric transmission projects.  Posted by Brian Heslin, Mar. 29, 2014.

NC Joint Legislative Commission on Energy Policy Explores LNG and In-state Oil & Natural Gas Exploration

NC JOINT LEGISLATIVE COMMISSION ON ENERGY POLICY EXPLORES LNG AND IN-STATE OIL & GAS EXPLORATION: Among the issues addressed during the February 4, 2014 meeting of the North Carolina Joint Legislative Commission on Energy Policy were (1) the current state of liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports and facilities and (2) the progress of the NC Mining … 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 »

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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