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CLNG Executive Director: EIA’s Latest Annual Energy Outlook Supports U.S. LNG Exports

In response to the publication of the U.S. Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) Annual Energy Outlook 2017, Center for Liquefied Natural Gas (CLNG) Executive Director Charlie Riedl issued the following statement: “As with previous years, EIA’s latest Annual Energy Outlook makes a compelling case in favor of continued and expanded U.S. LNG exports. The projections in […]

CLNG: FERC Approval of Golden Pass LNG Important Milestone for Industry

Following this afternoon’s announcement that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) granted authorization to Golden Pass Products LLC to build and operate the Golden Pass LNG facility near Sabine Pass, Texas, Charlie Riedl, Executive Director of the Center for Liquefied Natural Gas (CLNG), issued the following statement: “This is an important milestone for Golden Pass […]

CLNG Calls for Quick Passage of Energy Bill

LNG provision to provide critical boost to development of domestic industry Earlier this morning, the Center for Liquefied Natural Gas (CLNG) sent a letter to the Chairman and Ranking Members of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, the House Committee on Energy and Commerce and the House Committee on Natural Resources, reiterating the organization’s […]

Joint NGSA-CLNG Statement on 2016 Election

The Natural Gas Supply Association (NGSA) and the Center for LNG released the following statement in advance of today’s election results.  Dena Wiggins, president and CEO of NGSA, said: “Natural gas is a non-partisan fuel and, whether used to heat homes and businesses, to generate electricity, to manufacture goods, for transportation, or exported as LNG, […]

CLNG Welcomes ‘Unsurprising’ Court Support of FERC Review Process

Earlier this morning the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals rejected a legal challenge by the Sierra Club against the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC) review of the Corpus Christi liquefied natural gas (LNG) export project. The court opted to dispense with the case without taking oral arguments and instead issued a short judgement noting that […]

CLNG Statement on CEQ NEPA Guidance

Today, the White House Council on Environmental Quality released its final guidance for federal agencies on incorporating the effects of climate change in their National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) reviews. Commenting, Center for Liquefied Natural Gas (CLNG) Executive Director Charlie Riedl said, “As CLNG warned in comments filed at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission earlier […]

CLNG Cheers Forthcoming Reconciliation of Energy Bills

This afternoon the Senate voted to appoint seven members to a conference committee with the House of Representatives to reconcile corresponding energy bills. Senate conferees are Sens. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), John Barrasso (R-WY), James Risch (R-ID), John Cornyn (R-TX), Maria Cantwell (D-WA), Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Bernie Sanders (D-VT). The Senate and House energy bills […]

CLNG Hails House Action Providing Greater Regulatory Certainty for LNG Exports

Washington, D.C.: During the markup of the National Defense Authorization Act earlier today, the House Armed Services Committee voted to include language that will facilitate the shipment of U.S. LNG to Europe and other markets around the world. The amendment will require the Department of Energy to issue a decision on export applications no more […]

CLNG Cheers Passage of S. 2012

Today, the Senate passed S. 2012, The Energy Policy Modernization Act, by a vote of 85-12. Among other issues, the bill brings greater regulatory certainty to the United States’ liquefied natural gas (LNG) industry by requiring that the Department of Energy (DOE) issue a permitting decision within 45 days of an export project’s completion of […]

CLNG: First LNG Cargo a Momentous Occasion for Global Gas Industry

After Cheniere announced that it had shipped its first cargo of liquefied natural gas (LNG) from its Sabine Pass export terminal in Louisiana, Charlie Riedl, Executive Director of the Center for Liquefied Natural Gas (CLNG), issued the following statement: “This is a momentous day – not just for our domestic industry, but for the global […]