Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG)

U.S. LNG Process an Affront to Free Trade, WTO Expert Says

U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) delays in approving exports of liquefied natural gas (LNG) to non-free trade agreement (FTA) countries -- and the DOE review process itself -- run afoul of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) and invite a challenge from a World Trade Organization (WTO) member nation, a former WTO executive said Tuesday. Read More

New LNG-Fueled Container Vessels to Serve Puerto Rico

Crowley Maritime Corp. has commissioned construction of two of the world's first liquefied natural gas (LNG)-fueled combination container and vehicle transport ships to provide shipping and logistics services between the United States mainland and Puerto Rico. Read More

Freeport LNG Given OK to Globally Export More Gas

The Freeport LNG Terminal on Quintana Island, TX, was given a conditional green light on Friday by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) for an expansion to carry additional volumes of liquefied natural gas (LNG) to countries without U.S. free-trade agreements (FTA). Read More

DOE Nominee Dodges Questions on 'Pause' in LNG Permits

Reading from the same playbook that Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz used at his confirmation hearing in April, President Obama's nominee for assistant secretary of the Department of Energy's (DOE) Fossil Energy Office dodged direct questions on whether the department plans to place a pause in approving liquefied natural gas (LNG) export permits later this year (see Daily GPI,April 10). Read More

CNOOC-Nexen Option Site for BC LNG Export Terminal

China National Offshore Oil Co. (CNOOC), through Canadian subsidiary Nexen Energy, has been awarded a site for its proposed liquefied natural gas (LNG) export terminal on the northern Pacific coast of British Columbia (BC), the provincial government said Wednesday. Read More

CSX, GE Unit Partner on LNG Locomotives Pilot

CSX Corp. and a unit of General Electric (GE) will partner to explore emissions-cutting and efficiency breakthroughs in liquefied natural gas (LNG) technology for locomotives, beginning with a pilot program in 2014, the companies said Wednesday. Read More