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An LNG tanker (Tomohiro Ohsumi/Bloomberg)

LNG boosters tout it as a cleaner, greener alternative to burning coal overseas

Even when U.S. natural gas is super-chilled into a liquid form, shipped by tanker around the globe, and burned to generate electricity, it producers fewer greenhouse gas emissions than the coal it often displaces, according to an industry analysis released Monday.
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Company announces plans for major LNG facility in Cameron

Baton Rouge-based G2 LNG LLC. announced on Monday that it plans to construct an $11 billion liquefied natural gas export facility on the ship channel in Cameron Parish.
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Icahn ups stake in Cheniere again

Icahn, an investor famous for buying into large companies and pushing management toward policies intended to benefit shareholders, now owns 11.43 percent of Houston’s Cheniere Energy, according to documents filed by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

Cheniere signs another deal to ship LNG to France

U.S. natural gas exports mark the strength of a recent production boom. The nation has transitioned from constructing gas import terminals prior to 2008, to become the largest producer of petroleum and natural gas in the world last year, thanks to advances in extracting the fuel from shale deposits.
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Jim Chanos, president and founder at Kynikos Associates (Jin Lee/Bloomberg)

Icahn rival bets against Cheniere, calls LNG industry a “looming disaster”

On Cheniere, Chanos is squaring off against billionaire Carl Icahn, an activist investor who is Cheniere’s biggest shareholder, with more than an 8 percent stake.
An oil tanker navigates the Houston Ship Channel in Houston, Texas. (Carter Smith/ Bloomberg News file photo)

Oil exports could mean more production — and pollution

The report from the liberal Center for American Progress is the first to broadly examine the environmental consequences of a big shift in U.S. oil trade policy, coming as Congress nears a vote on whether to lift the 1970s-era ban.
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Report: Energy issues dominate congressional agenda – with little to show for it

Energy and environmental issues have gotten more votes in the Senate than any other issue so far this year, even though none of the measures have become law, according to a new analysis.
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LNG exports gain momentum on Capitol Hill

The moves come right as low oil prices weaken the economic case for U.S. liquefied natural gas.
Sen. James Inhofe, R-Okla., is surrounded by reporters at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015. Following the success of the GOP in the midterm elections, the 80-year-old Republican from the oil-producing state of Oklahoma is the new chairman of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Senate votes on fracking & endangered species pave way for Keystone XL passage

The Senate rejected proposals involving liquefied natural gas exports, endangered species protections for the lesser prairie-chicken and hydraulic fracturing.

House votes to speed up LNG exports

The House-passed bill would give the Energy Department a 30-day deadline to decide whether to grant licenses to broadly export liquefied natural gas, even as the Senate rejected a more aggressive proposal.