Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG)

House Foreign Affairs Committee Takes Up LNG Export Issue

One day after lawmakers in both houses of Congress debated the merits of liquefied natural gas exports (LNG), the House Committee on Foreign Affairs took up the issue on Wednesday, reasoning that exports are an intricate part of the discussion over the geopolitical potential of the energy boom in the United States. However, testimony from a panel of experts indicated the impact of U.S. LNG exports may be overstated and their effect on domestic natural gas prices unknown. Read More

U.S. LNG Exports Take Center Stage at House, Senate Hearings

Lawmakers in both houses of Congress took up the issue of liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports from the United States in separate hearings on Tuesday, and aired discussion of a House bill that could fundamentally change the way the Department of Energy (DOE) grants approval to export to non-free trade agreement (FTA) countries. Read More

Spectra Files for BC Pipeline to LNG Terminal

Spectra Energy Corp. has filed with British Columbia regulators for an environmental assessment certificate for its Westcoast Connector Gas Transmission Project, which would carry gas from northeast BC to BG Group's proposed Prince Rupert LNG export facility on Ridley Island. Read More

Europe, Ukraine Discuss Pipeline Upgrades, Reversals

Ukraine's energy minister said his country is paying "politically motivated" prices for natural gas from Russia's OAO Gazprom following Russia's seizure of Crimea, while Ukraine discusses a European Union (EU) proposal to upgrade its pipeline network and add the ability for reverse flows. Read More

Alaska Senate Passes Gasline/LNG Bill

The Alaska Senate Tuesday passed on a split vote (15-5) a bill introduced by the governor to advance long-sought commercialization of North Slope gas reserves via liquefaction and export. More than a dozen amendments proposed by Democrats were defeated. Read More