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CLNG President Addresses the Growing Global Need for U.S. LNG

Center for Liquefied Natural Gas (CLNG) President Bill Cooper released the following statement following President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko’s address to a joint session of Congress today: “The United States is in the fortuitous position of having enough natural gas resources to meet domestic demand and still sell some to our trading partners abroad. In [...]

CLNG President Applauds House Action on LNG Export Legislation, Urges Senate to Act Quickly

Center for Liquefied Natural Gas (CLNG) President Bill Cooper issued the following statement ahead of a comprehensive package of energy legislation being considered in the U.S. House of Representatives, inclusive of Rep. Cory Gardner’s (R-Colo.) H.R. 6, “The Domestic Prosperity and Global Freedom Act.” “CLNG applauds the continued bipartisan effort in the House of Representatives [...]

CLNG President Responds to Final DOE Authorization for Cameron LNG and Carib Energy

Washington, D.C.: Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) issued final authorizations for Cameron LNG and Carib Energy to export liquefied natural gas (LNG) to countries without free trade agreements. Following the announcement, Center for LNG (CLNG) President Bill Cooper released the following statement: “CLNG congratulates Cameron LNG and Carib Energy on reaching this important milestone and [...]

CLNG’s Bill Cooper for Roll Call: As LNG Export Applications Languish at DOE, Time to Embrace Congressional Action

Energy Secretary Ernest J. Moniz noted to Roll Call that any further changes to the regulatory oversight of LNG export applications would have to come from congressional action. Acknowledging that export applicants have already been subjected to a moratorium on review, the compilation of multiple economic reports, two public comment periods, the creation of an [...]

Charleston Daily Mail: Natural gas expansions renew call for export

Currently, Europe gets a third of its natural gas from Russia. And Russia knows it. Sanctions by European countries to rein in Vladimir Putin’s actions could result in spiteful restrictions of gas exports from Russia to Europe. A U.S. policy of encouraging the construction of more natural gas export terminals and related infrastructure to liquefy [...]

CLNG Responds to DOE’s Final Rule Changes on Reviewing LNG Export Applications to Non-FTA Countries

Center for Liquefied Natural Gas (CLNG) President Bill Cooper issued the following statement upon the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) implementation of its new procedure to only issue final approvals for applications to export LNG to non-free trade agreement (non-FTA) countries after applicants have completed National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) review: “CLNG continues to believe [...]

WSJ Op-ed: Putting America’s Energy Leverage to Use

By Senators John Hoeven (R-N.D.) and John McCain (R-AZ) Today, the U.S. has the leverage to liberate our allies from Russia’s stranglehold on the European natural-gas market. Thanks to new technologies such as hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling, America is producing more than 30.2 trillion cubic feet of natural gas a year, but only using [...]

CLNG Comments on DOE’s Proposed Changes in Procedure for Review of LNG Export Applications

Washington, D.C.: The Center for Liquefied Natural Gas (CLNG) submitted three sets of comments to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) on Friday, July 18 on the agency’s proposed changes in procedure for reviewing applications to export LNG. CLNG’s comments also addressed the potential inclusion of the National Energy Technology Laboratory’s (NETL) reports on the [...]

CLNG Cheers Introduction of The North Atlantic Energy Security Act

Washington, D.C.: Today, Senators John Hoeven (R-ND) John McCain (R-AZ), John Barrasso (R-WY) and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) introduced S. 2592, the “North Atlantic Energy Security Act.” The bill would accelerate the approval process for liquefied natural gas (LNG) export permits by allowing the United States to export to our European allies. Following the announcement, Center [...]

CLNG Applauds the Passage of H.R. 6

Washington, D.C.: Today, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 6, the “Domestic Prosperity and Global Freedom Act” by a vote of 266 to 150.  The bill brings regulatory certainty to the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) permitting process for liquefied natural gas exports by instating a 30-day decision deadline following a project’s National Environmental Policy [...]