Tag: natural gas exports

Israel sees gas as key to transforming Mideast relations

After this summer’s war in Gaza battered Israel’s international reputation, the country’s leaders say they have a new foreign policy tool to build relations with its neighbors: natural gas.  More »

Dominion Natural Gas exports plan gets federal OK

In its decision, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission concluded that the project would minimize potential adverse impacts on landowners and the environment.  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 »

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 »

Gasoline fears drive congressional energy agenda

It’s a rite of summer. Just as American motorists hit the highway for road trips and family vacations, Republican leaders on Capitol Hill put oil and gas bills on the agenda.  More »

Houston company wins federal approval for gas export project

Sempra Energy subsidiary Cameron LNG, based in Houston, won federal approval Thursday to build a facility for exporting natural gas in southwest Louisiana, becoming only the second such U.S. project to secure all major necessary federal permits.  More »

Energy Department defends natural gas export plan

A top Obama administration official on Thursday defended the Energy Department’s new plan for vetting proposed natural gas export projects that are viewed as closer to commercialization, saying it was intended to foster fairness and transparency.  More »

Sen. Markey: Regulatory oversight jeopardizes gas export approvals

A decades-old decision by the Commerce Department to abandon congressionally-ordered regulations restricting natural gas exports could throw current plans to sell the fossil fuel overseas in legal jeopardy, Sen. Ed Markey, D-Mass., charged Monday.  More »

Winners and losers in feds’ new gas export review plan

The Energy Department was able to unite foes and advocates of natural gas exports by devising a new approach that appears to accelerate the review process overall, even though it extends the time benefits to just a few well-heeled players.  More »

Energy jobs extend beyond oil field, Congress told

Surging oil and gas production is creating jobs that extend well beyond the oil patch to manufacturing shops and chemical plants across the country, executives and industry advocates told a congressional panel on Tuesday.  More »

Democrats push Obama on LNG exports

Five Senate Democrats sent a letter to President Barack Obama on Friday pleading for the government to pick up the pace in vetting proposals to export natural gas.  More »

Houston Democrat brokers deal to advance US gas export bill

Legislation to fast track U.S. natural gas exports moved one step closer to House passage on Wednesday, after modifications brokered by a Houston Democrat.  More »

Environmentalists challenge Obama on natural gas exports

More than a dozen environmental groups on Tuesday called on President Barack Obama to reject his previous support for natural gas and the drilling practices yielding the fossil fuel. The organizations also insisted that the administration’s handling of a proposed natural gas export facility on the Maryland coast is a test of the White House’s commitment to combating climate change.  More »
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