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An LNG tanker. Photographer: Tomohiro Ohsumi/Bloomberg

EIA: The U.S. will be a net natural gas exporter by 2040, even with the most conservative projection

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The U.S. could be exporting anywhere between 0.2 trillion cubic feet and 10.3 trillion cubic of liquefied natural gas by 2040, according to the latest government projection.
(AP Photo/The San Antonio Express-News, Bob Owen)

Cheniere LNG project marks milestone as Feds give OK

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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.
Israeli soldiers kneel during a drill near the Israel and Gaza border, Tuesday, July 22, 2014. Israeli airstrikes pummeled a wide range of targets in the Gaza Strip on Tuesday as the U.N. chief and the U.S. secretary of state began an intensive effort to end more than two weeks of fighting that has killed hundreds of Palestinians and dozens of Israelis. (AP Photo/Dusan Vranic)

Israel sees gas as key to transforming Mideast relations

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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.
The Dominion Liquified Natural Gas (LGN) facility in Cove Point, Md. A domestic natural gas boom already has lowered U.S. energy prices while stoking fears of environmental disaster. Now U.S. producers are poised to ship vast quantities of gas overseas as energy companies seek permits for proposed export projects that could set off a renewed frenzy of fracking. Expanded More than 20 projects to export LNG are under review by the Energy Department. (AP Photo/Dominion)

Dominion Natural Gas exports plan gets federal OK

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In its decision, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission concluded that the project would minimize potential adverse impacts on landowners and the environment.
The United States Capitol building in Washington, D.C. (Jennifer A. Dlouhy / The Houston Chronicle)

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

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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.
An aerial view of the Cameron LNG terminal in Hackberry, La. Sempra Energy is the majority owner of Cameron LNG. (Photo: Cameron LNG)

Cameron LNG export terminal can break ground

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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.
The Energy Department still is reviewing an application by Exxon Mobil Corp. and partners  to build a natural gas export facility at the existing Golden Pass export terminal Port Arthur. (Marie D. De Jesus / Houston Chronicle )

Industry pans feds’ plan for gas exports

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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.
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House passes bill to speed up natural gas exports

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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.
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Gasoline fears drive congressional energy agenda

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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.
An aerial view of the Cameron LNG terminal in Hackberry, La. Sempra Energy is the majority owner of Cameron LNG. (Photo: Cameron LNG)

Houston company wins federal approval for gas export project

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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.