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Bipartisan Policy Center Releases Energy Blueprint

The Bipartisan Policy Center’s Strategic Energy Policy Initiative, co-chaired by former Senators Byron Dorgan (D-N.D.) and Trent Lott (R-Miss.), has released a report titled “America’s Energy Resurgence: Sustaining Success, Confronting Challenges.” Addressing LNG exports, the report concludes that “LNG exports are likely to have only modest impacts on domestic...

Shell’s Acquisition of Repsol LNG Assets Does Not Include Canaport Terminal

CBC News reports that Royal Dutch Shell plc’s (Shell) $6.7 billion acquisition of certain LNG assets of Repsol S.A. does not include the Canaport LNG import terminal in New Brunswick, Canada. As part of the agreement, Shell has committed to supply around 0.1 million tons per year of LNG to the Canaport terminal for 10 years. Read more in the press release.

DOE Hears from Both Sides on LNG Export Debate

Comments in support of and in opposition to increased U.S. LNG exports were filed at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) this week.  For example, Alcoa filed in opposition to unlimited LNG exports and proposed that DOE should take a cautious approach to granting LNG export applications, while ExxonMobil filed in support of DOE acting expeditiously to grant LNG export applications...

Shell JV Receives Canadian Federal Approval for BC LNG Export Terminal

The Vancouver Sun reports that Canada’s Natural Resources Minister Joe Oliver announced federal approval of a 25-year export license to LNG Canada Development Inc., a joint venture among Shell Canada Ltd., Korea Gas Corp., Mitsubishi Corp. and PetroChina Co. Ltd. The export license is for up to 24 million tons per year from a proposed LNG terminal near Kitimat, British Columbia....

Senators Respond to Comments Opposing LNG Exports

U.S. Senators James Inhofe (R-Okla.), Mary Landrieu (D-La.), David Vitter (R-La.), Mark Begich (D-Alaska) and Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) submitted a letter to U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Chu refuting criticisms of the NERA Study on the macroeconomic effects of increased LNG exports and urging the Secretary to approve the pending LNG export applications.

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