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In this Nov. 7, 2012 photo, U.S. and Chinese national flags are hung outside a hotel during the U.S. Presidential election event, organized by the U.S. embassy in Beijing. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)

China keeping an eye on surging U.S. oil and gas production

The recent surge in domestic oil and gas production offers an opportunity for the United States and China to collaborate, according to a new report.
An aerial view of the Cameron LNG terminal in Hackberry, La. Sempra Energy is the majority owner of Cameron LNG. (Photo: Cameron LNG)

85 gas projects dying on the vine as LNG’s promise falls short

Consulting firm IHS Inc. says only one in every 20 projects planned are actually necessary by 2025 as weakening Asia economies, cheap coal, the return of nuclear power in Japan and the ever-expanding glut of shale supply in North America temper demand for the power-plant fuel, putting tens of billions of dollars worth of export projects at risk.
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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.
(Tomohiro Ohsumi/Bloomberg)

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.
(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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.