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U.S. Congressmen Launch LNG Export Caucus

Today, Congressmen Blake Farenthold (R-TX) and Filemon Vela (D-TX) launched the bipartisan LNG Export Caucus, which, according to the press release, was established “to help the development and timely exportation of LNG.”

U.S. House Passes Bill to Expedite U.S. LNG Exports

Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 351, the LNG Permitting Certainty and Transparency Act, by a bipartisan vote of 277-133.  The bill, among other things, requires the U.S. Department of Energy to issue a final decision on LNG export applications within 30 days following the conclusion of the National Environmental Policy Act review of the related LNG facilities. ...

FERC Releases Schedule for Environmental Review of Trunkline LNG’s Lake Charles Export Project

FERC has issued notice that on August 14, 2015 it will release its final environmental impact statement for Trunkline LNG’s proposed liquefaction and export terminal at Lake Charles La.  Other federal agencies having jurisdiction will have until November 12, 2015 to finalize their review of the project.  The notice can be found here, and the complete docket for the Lake Charles project...

Congressman Poe Introduces Bill to Expedite U.S. LNG Exports

U.S. Representative Ted Poe (R-TX) has introduced H.R. 428, the Export American Natural Gas Act of 2015, which, according to the press release, would require the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to make a decision on whether to approve or deny LNG export applications within 60 days.  The bill also provides that if DOE does not make a decision to either approve or deny a license...

Oregon Stays Coastal Zone Management Act Certification for Jordan Cove Energy Project and Oregon LNG Terminals

The Oregon Department of Land Conservation and Development (OLCD) has entered into agreements with Jordan Cove Energy Project and Oregon LNG staying the deadline by which OLCD must review those companies’ certification that their proposed LNG terminal projects are consistent with Oregon’s Coastal Management Program under the federal Coastal Zone Management Act.  OLCD’s decision on...

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