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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 [...]

LNG Exports Remain a Win-Win for U.S. Economy, Manufacturing, Environment

Washington, D.C.: Over the past few months the Center for Liquefied Natural Gas has written extensively about the widespread benefits that increased levels of liquefied natural gas (LNG) would have on the U.S. economy, manufacturing industry and national security, as well as global greenhouse benefits. In light of the consideration of H.R. 6 on the [...]

National Energy Technology Laboratory: Study on the Life Cycle Greenhouse Gas Emissions of Exporting Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) from the United States

The U.S Department of Energy recently released a study conducted by the National Energy Technology Laboratory which found that U.S. liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports to Europe and Asia would significantly reduce global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. While it was previously known that increased natural gas usage could help the U.S. reduce its own GHG [...]

CLNG Responds to Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee Hearing on LNG Exports

Washington, D.C.: Following today’s Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee hearing, “How to harness a game-changing resource for export, domestic consumption, and transportation fuel”, Center for Liquefied Natural Gas President Bill Cooper issued this statement: “As evidenced by today’s hearing, the United States has the natural gas resources and economic ability to meet our domestic [...]

Washington Post LTE: A strong argument for exporting liquefied natural gas

A strong argument for exporting liquefied natural gas 13 June 2014 The June 10 Economy & Business article “Report casts doubt on clean-gas argument” missed the main conclusion of an Energy Department report on the life cycle greenhouse-gas emissions of U.S. liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports. That conclusion stated that, in the majority of scenarios [...]