Tag: LNG exports

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.  More »

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.  More »

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.  More »

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.  More »

Could negotiation end Keystone XL showdown?

Sen. John Cornyn suggested Wednesday that GOP lawmakers and President Barack Obama could find a middle ground on the controversial pipeline.  More »

Cheniere LNG project marks milestone as Feds give OK

The facility, which would be able to process as much as 15 million metric tons of liquefied natural gas annually, is the first proposed greenfield export project — one that wouldn’t be built on the footprint of existing LNG infrastructure — to make it this far.  More »

Natural gas exports bill gets feds’ attention

Legislation to accelerate natural gas exports could win the Obama administration’s endorsement — with some changes.  More »

House tackling Keystone XL & gas exports in pre-election debate

Although gasoline prices have tumbled to four-year lows, that isn’t stopping lawmakers on Capitol Hill from exploiting concerns about high energy costs ahead of the mid-term elections.  More »

Cameron LNG export terminal can break ground

The Energy Department on Wednesday handed critical final government licenses to the Cameron LNG project in southwestern Louisiana and a much smaller Florida facility, giving both approval to widely export natural gas around the globe. The two projects now are part of an elite club, joining only one other would-be LNG exporter in the continental United States to be fully authorized.  More »

Feds’ new LNG export plan benefits Cheniere

The Energy Department on Thursday upended the way it vets proposals to export liquefied natural gas, formally implementing a new approach that gives an advantage to projects that have already completed an expensive environmental review. The biggest winner under the new approach is Houston-based Cheniere Energy.  More »

Judge rules against Dominion LNG in zoning dispute

A judge’s ruling could mean new delays for a proposed Maryland facility to liquefy and export natural gas.  More »

Pioneer CEO: US oil production could hit 14 million barrels/day

Technological improvements will allow energy companies to scrape more crude out of the ground and drive U.S. oil production higher, even as producers seek new overseas markets for the fossil fuels, executives said Wednesday. Pioneer Natural Resources CEO Scott Sheffield predicted U.S. oil production could hit 14 million barrels per day, well above the 9.5 million barrel mark projected by government forecasters.  More »

Oregon LNG wins natural gas export license

The federal government gave an Oregon project a coveted permit to broadly export liquefied natural gas on Thursday, even as the Obama administration faces criticism for moving too slowly on the proposals.  More »

Industry pans feds’ plan for gas exports

The Obama administration says its new plan for vetting proposals to sell liquefied natural gas overseas is aimed at streamlining the review process, but energy companies and aspiring exporters say the government’s approach could have the opposite effect.  More »

House passes bill to speed up natural gas exports

The House voted Wednesday to force the Obama administration to accelerate its scrutiny of dozens of proposed natural gas export projects, responding to energy companies’ clamor to sell the fossil fuel to Japan, Thailand and other countries. Houston Democrat Gene Green helped broker a critical compromise on the bill.  More »
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