Imported

Energy Secretary to Tour Cove Point LNG Plant Nearing Completion

With imported liquefied natural gas (LNG) expected to take on a bigger role in U.S. energy markets, Energy Secretary Spencer Abraham said Wednesday he plans to tour the soon-to-be-reactivated Cove Point LNG terminal in eastern Maryland next week to become acquainted first-hand with the fuel that is attracting so much attention.

July 17, 2003

KeySpan Exec Claims LDCs Have ‘Room to Grow’

Stating that the local distribution company (LDC) story from the buyer’s perspective is one of “growth and more growth,” Nick Stavropoulos, president of KeySpan Energy Delivery New England, said that at the end of the day, LDCs will “remain the key link” to the natural gas customer, ensuring reliable gas service.

February 17, 2003

Citing Key Role of LNG, Developers Ask FERC to Review Policy for Import Terminals

Citing the critical role that imported liquefied natural gas (LNG) will play in bridging the gap between domestic natural gas supply and demand over the next two decades, major LNG developers called on FERC Friday to exempt import terminals from the agency’s open-access and open-season regulations to encourage an influx of foreign LNG supplies into the United States. Without a more favorable regulatory regime, they warned overseas suppliers will go to the “place of least resistance” — Japan and western Europe, for example.

October 28, 2002

LNG Key to Future; Developers Seek FERC Exemptions for Terminals

Citing the critical role that imported liquefied natural gas (LNG) will play in bridging the gap between domestic natural gas supply and demand over the next two decades, major LNG developers called on FERC Friday to exempt import terminals from the agency’s open-access and open-season regulations to encourage an influx of foreign LNG supplies into the United States.

October 28, 2002

IPAA: U.S. May be More Dependent on Canada for Gas

Lagging U.S. gas production and an ever-increasing demand could make the United States a little more dependent on imported gas if recent long-term forecasts made by a committee of the Independent Petroleum Association of America (IPAA) hold up. Natural gas demand is expected to increase to 30.7 Tcf by 2015, far outstripping the domestic production level of 24.8 Tcf that is anticipated for the same period.

June 11, 2001

Cut in NE Power Clearing Price Panned

Power sellers have urged FERC to reject two complaints that seekto void a $6,000/MWh bid for imported electricity that was used toset the market clearing price in the New England Independent SystemOperator for five hours last May 8.

September 18, 2000

Mexico Removes Duty on Gas Imports

Mexico last Monday lifted its 4% tariff on natural gas importedfrom the United States, the Energy Ministry announced. This clearsthe way for expanded gas sales by U.S. companies into thefast-growing markets in northern Mexico.

August 23, 1999
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