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President’s FY 2015 Budget Proposal for DOE

PRESIDENT’S FY 2015 BUDGET PROPOSAL FOR DOE: On March 4, 2014, U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz discussed in detail the $27.9 billion Fiscal Year 2015 budget request for the DOE submitted by President Obama.  The requests reflects a 2.6% increase over the FY 2014 enacted level.  View Secretary Moniz’s discussion and highlights from the … Continue reading

The DOE Continues to Approve the Expansion of U.S. Exports of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) to Non-FTA Countries

            This year we have seen the U.S. Department of Energy (“DOE”) move relatively quickly to approve applications for authorization to export liquefied natural gas (“LNG”) to countries that do not have a free trade agreement with the U.S. (“non-FTA countries”).  The first DOE authorization for LNG export to non-FTA countries was granted in May 2011 to the … Continue reading

Restructuring the Regulation of Cross-Border Energy Infrastructure: The Impact of H.R. 3301, the North American Energy Infrastructure Act

            Last week, the House Energy & Commerce Committee held a hearing to explore the potential impacts of H.R. 3301, the North American Energy Infrastructure Act, which seeks to restructure the current regulatory framework that governs oil and natural gas pipelines, and electric transmission facilities that cross the borders of the United States into Mexico … Continue reading

Dominion Cove Point LNG, LP is the Third Facility This Year to Receive DOE Authorization to Export Liquefied Natural Gas to Non-FTA Countries

            Last week, Dominion Cove Point LNG, LP (“Dominion”) became the third facility this year to receive conditional authorization from the Department of Energy to export domestically produced liquefied natural gas (“LNG”) to countries that do not have a free trade agreement with the United States (“non-FTA countries).  See DOE Press Release.  This is the … Continue reading

Two Steps Forward Towards U.S. Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Exportation: Are We Moving Far Enough and Fast Enough?

            On August 7, 2013, the Energy Department conditionally approved the application of Lake Charles Exports, LLC to export liquefied natural gas (“LNG”) to countries that do not have a Free Trade Agreement with the United States (“non-FTA countries”).  This is the third U.S. facility to be approved to export LNG to non-FTA countries and … Continue reading

Our Move Towards Energy Exportation: The U.S. Senate Explores Natural Gas Exports Following the DOE’s Approval for a Second Facility to Export Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) to Non-FTA Countries

            On May 21, 2013, the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy & Natural Resources held the Full Committee Forum: Domestic Supply and Exports to discuss the U.S. supply and export of natural gas.  The Senate Committee’s natural gas roundtable followed the U.S. Department of Energy’s May 17th approval of the second facility to export liquefied … Continue reading

Our Move Towards Energy Exportation: The U.S. Department of Energy Approves a Second Facility to Export Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) to Non-FTA Countries

            With the increasing supply of domestic natural gas, there is a growing consensus that liquefied natural gas (“LNG”) exports represent an opportunity for the United States to become a major player in the global energy sector.  The last couple of weeks have seen developments that may move our country closer to becoming a major … Continue reading

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