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

In response to today’s Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee hearing on S. 33, the “LNG Permitting Certainty and Transparency Act,” Center for Liquefied Natural Gas (CLNG) President Bill Cooper issued the following statement: “Today’s hearing emphasizes the wide consensus among energy experts, economists and policymakers: Liquefied natural gas exports will be an economic boon […]

CLNG Applauds Passage of H.R. 351

The Center for Liquefied Natural Gas (CLNG) praises today’s 277 to 133 passage of H.R. 351, the “LNG Permitting Certainty and Transparency Act.” The bill, introduced by Rep. Bill Johnson (R-Ohio), brings regulatory certainty to the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) permitting process for liquefied natural gas exports by requiring that the department issue a final decision […]

CLNG President Applauds Introduction of New Bill Expediting Review of LNG Export Applications

The Center for Liquefied Natural Gas (CLNG) welcomes the introduction of new Senate legislation, S. 33, the “LNG Certainty and Transparency Act.” Sens. John Barrasso (R-Wyoming) and Martin Heinrich (D-New Mexico) introduced the bipartisan bill Tuesday, which strives to accelerate the approval process for U.S. LNG export permits to non-free trade agreement countries by setting […]

WSJ Op-ed: The American Solution to Europe’s Energy Woes

By Stephen Cheney, chief executive of the American Security Project The U.S. has more than enough natural-gas reserves to supply both domestic and international markets, and the Department of Energy has certified that natural-gas exports will reduce global greenhouse-gas emissions as LNG replaces coal. Ultimately, the most important reason to expedite export is that it […]

ICYMI: E&E TV: Center for LNG’s Cooper talks of FERC approvals, future of project financing

Center for Liquefied Natural Gas (CLNG) President Bill Cooper discussed recent Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) approvals for LNG export projects and the need for greater regulatory certainty from the Department of Energy with Monica Trauzzi on E&E TV Friday. Watch the interview HERE. Monica Trauzzi: How many facilities — speaking about the U.S. more […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 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 […]