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Bill Introduced to Transfer Natural Gas Export Authority to FERC

Yesterday, U.S. Representative Ted Poe (R-TX) introduced H.R. 2471, which would amend the Department of Energy Organization Act to transfer regulatory authority over exports of natural gas from the Secretary of Energy to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. The text of the bill was not available at press time.

Sierra Club Continues Opposition to LNG Export Proposals

Sierra Club has filed a protest with FERC contesting Jordan Cove Energy’s proposed LNG export terminal application. Sierra Club argues, as it has in other LNG export terminal cases, that LNG exports will (1) induce gas production from hydraulic fracturing leading to environmental harm and (2) raise domestic gas prices. Copies of the protest can be accessed here, and the complete...

FERC to Process Downeast LNG’s Terminal Application Despite Canada’s Opposition

FERC Chairman Wellinghoff sent a letter to Canadian Ambassador Gary Doer in response to Doer’s letter to FERC reiterating the Canadian government’s opposition to the proposed Downeast LNG import terminal. Wellinghoff stated that FERC was under a legal obligation to process Downeast LNG’s application, and explained that if FERC finds the project to be in the public...

Canada Commences Environmental Assessment for Prince Rupert LNG Export Project

The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency has commenced an environmental assessment of BG Group affiliate Prince Rupert LNG Limited’s proposed LNG liquefaction and export terminal on Ridley Island at the Port of Prince Rupert in British Columbia. Public comments on the scope of the environmental assessment are due July 21, 2013.  Read more in the notice.

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