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As Coal Declines, U.S. Poised for Leadership in LNG Exports

August 18, 2014 by Lexie Briggs

Coal and LNG Exports

 

Just last year we noted that the U.S. was poised to become a major exporter of liquid natural gas. We saw another step in that direction as the DoE announced that it had conditionally authorized Oregon-based LNG Development Co., LLC to export LNG to countries without a Free Trade Agreement with the U.S.[read more]

Is B.C.'s LNG Another Pipe Dream?

August 6, 2014 by Mark Jaccard

During B.C.’s 2013 election campaign, at a conference, I spoke about how one of our politicians was promising huge benefits during the next decades from B.C. liquefied natural gas exports to eastern Asia. These benefits included lower income taxes, zero provincial debt, and a wealth fund for future generations.[read more]

In Ukraine Crisis Wake: Geopolitics and a Case for European LNG Import Terminals

August 5, 2014 by Roman Kilisek
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Ukraine Crisis and European LNG Imports

The global LNG supply options are broadening with new LNG export projects – both under construction and proposed – mushrooming especially in Australia, the US, Canada, Papua New Guinea, Mozambique, Tanzania, etc.. A severe competition in the global LNG market is in the not so distant future.[read more]

Scaling Up for Global Impact

June 3, 2014 by David Hone
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Scaling Up

A visit to Australia offers a quick reminder of the scale to which Liquid Natural Gas (LNG) production has grown over recent years. This was a technology that first appeared in the 1960s and saw a scale up over the 1970s and 1980s to some 60 million tonnes per annum globally.[read more]

FERC Approval Could Become 'Regulatory Black Hole' for Some Proposed US LNG Export Projects

April 29, 2014 by Roman Kilisek
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Black Hole of Regulation

In March 2014, the Obama Administration released its ‘Climate Action Plan’ laying out a comprehensive, interagency strategy to cut methane emissions. The purpose of this plan is to help meet the president’s goal of reducing total US greenhouse gas emissions 17% below 2005 levels by 2020.[read more]

Exporting US LNG to Prized non-FTA Countries: Bottlenecks in the Approval Process

April 25, 2014 by Roman Kilisek

Exporting LNG Problems

In the wake of the Ukraine crisis and amid heightened pressure on the Obama Administration to speed up the approval process for new liquefied natural gas (LNG) export plants, the geopolitical argument over LNG exports has gained traction in Congress.[read more]

ABCs of LNG

April 16, 2014 by Geoffrey Styles
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The international reaction to Russia's annexation of Ukraine's Crimean peninsula has put a spotlight on liquefied natural gas (LNG), which was already under debate in the US as a mechanism for exporting increasingly abundant shale gas. Meanwhile, LNG is emerging as a fuel in its own right.[read more]

Environmental Groups Gear Up to Stop US LNG Exports

April 8, 2014 by Geoffrey Styles
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Environmental groups, including the Sierra Club, Friends of the Earth and 350.org wrote to President Obama, urging him to require a Keystone-style environmental review--presumably entailing similar delays--for the proposed Cove Point, Maryland liquefied natural gas export terminal.[read more]

The Absurdity of US Natural Gas Exports

April 3, 2014 by Gail Tverberg
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Gas Export Absurdity

Here is a quiz for you: How much natural gas is the United States currently extracting? (a) Barely enough to meet its own needs, (b) Enough to allow lots of exports, (c) Enough to allow a bit of exports, or (d) The United States is a natural gas importer.[read more]

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For All the Calls to 'Rescue' Ukraine with LNG Exports, US Should Steady the Course on Terminal Applications

March 31, 2014 by Jim Pierobon
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Ukraine LNG Rescue

The annexation of Crimea by Russia is strengthening the case for U.S. companies exporting liquefied natural gas to beef up Ukraine’s, and U.S. allies’, energy security. But it will take time before significant new quantities of LNG start flowing from the U.S. terminals awaiting approvals.[read more]

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Here is How the Economics of Privately-Held LNG from Frigid Siberia are Shaping Up to Compete in European and Asian Natural Gas Markets

March 21, 2014 by Jim Pierobon

LNG from Siberia

Here’s a peak at what might be the second most cost-effective natural gas resource in the world -- and it doesn’t involve hydraulic fracturing. Technically, it is a conventional gas play in Russia but not in the customary use of the word, and it does not involve Gazprom.[read more]

Exporting Liquefied Natural Gas Is A Dreadful Idea For The Climate

March 13, 2014 by Joseph Romm
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LNG Exports

The crisis in Ukraine has rekindled arguments that the US should export shale gas, supposedly to diminish the threat posed by Russia’s “energy weapon.” But few seem to care about diminishing the threat posed by climate change, since it has become increasingly clear that LNG would make things worse.[read more]