Pennsylvania House Hears How Biden LNG Pause Hurting Pa. Workers

Yesterday, the Pennsylvania House Republican Policy Committee held a hearing called “Fueling Pa’s Future: Liquid Natural Gas.” In January, Joe Biden announced he would “pause” any approvals for new LNG export plants (currently 17 requests in the pipeline) for at least one year while his people fart around pretending to figure out how to measure…

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Freeport LNG Repairs Won’t be Done Until May – 2 Trains Offline

The problem-plagued Freeport LNG export plant continues to be mostly offline following an episode of cold temps in January. It seems like this facility has been out of commission more than it’s been in commission since it went online in 2019. A few days ago, Freeport announced that two of the three trains at its…

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Toby Rice Sounds Off at CERAWeek on Better Market for Gas Than LNG

The annual CERAWeek by S&P Global conference is happening now in Houston. Everybody who’s anybody is there. (Yes, we’re nobodies; we’re not there!) Oil and gas CEOs, politicians, regulatory agencies — they all convene in Houston to talk about energy at what is billed as “the world’s premier energy conference.” Toby Rice, CEO of EQT…

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Elba Island LNG Expansion Gets Positive Enviro Assessment from FERC

In April 2022, MDN reported that the top brass at Kinder Morgan, the owner and operator of the Elba Island LNG export facility (also known as Southern LNG), was considering an expansion of its modestly-sized facility (see Kinder Morgan Considers Expanding Marcellus-fed Elba Island LNG). KM subsequently submitted an application to federal regulators last year…

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Chinese Co. Signals Opposition to Venture Global LNG Time Extension

Venture Global has been defrauding its contracted customers for more than two years by not officially christening its Calcasieu Pass LNG export facility in Louisiana as officially open for business, denying customers cargoes under contracted prices. Yet during that time, Venture Global has exported (on the spot market) more than 250 LNG cargoes! It’s a…

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New Poll Shows 58% of PA Voters Oppose Biden’s LNG Export Ban

A new poll released by Axis Research and Pennsylvania Energy Infrastructure Alliance (PEIA) shows 58% of Pennsylvania voters disagree with Joe Biden’s infamous “pause” on approving new LNG export permits. Here’s the astounding part: 57% of poll respondents were Democrat and Independent voters! Yes, a majority of Democrats and Independents in PA disagree with old…

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Freeport LNG Outage at Train 3 Continues Longer Than Predicted

In January, Freeport LNG said that one of its three liquefaction trains was offline and would remain offline for “about a month” due to a “technical issue” following a recent Arctic freeze that reached all the way to the Gulf Coast (see One of Three Freeport LNG Trains Offline for “About One Month”). The outage…

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PA Dem Senator Bob Casey Faces No-Win Situation re LNG Pause

Earlier this month, MDN told you about Pennsylvania’s two U.S. Senators, John Fetterman and Bob Casey, and their wishy-washy, mild criticism of Joe Biden’s decision to “pause” any new LNG export permits (see PA’s 2 Democrat U.S. Senators Mildly Chide Biden for LNG Pause). We published their joint statement, which appears to criticize Biden’s LNG…

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LNG Exports Figure Big in Antero’s Future Starting This Year

Last week, Antero Resources, which is 100% focused on the Marcellus/Utica with over 500,000 net acres under lease (and the largest M-U driller in West Virginia), issued its fourth quarter and full-year 2023 update, which we covered (see Antero 4Q – Production Up 6%, Profits Down 87%, 21 New Wells). While we picked up and…

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Rockefellers, Bloomberg Behind Campaign to Block LNG Exports

So-called “charities” (really nothing of the sort) controlled by Rockefeller family billionaires and charities controlled by billionaire Mike Bloomberg provided millions of dollars in recent years to environmental groups that are campaigning against fossil-fuel projects, including LNG terminals that have been proposed on the Gulf Coast, according to insiders. So says an article recently published…

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Boston LNG Import Terminal to Remain Open IF Mass. Approves Deal

In early December, MDN updated you on the very real possibility that Everett LNG import terminal (Boston area), which accepts and regasifies foreign-sourced natural gas, may shut down this May following the closure of New England’s biggest natural gas-fired power plant, the Mystic Generating Station in Everett, MA (see Constellation May Have to Close Boston…

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Repubs Attack, Dems Defend Biden LNG Pause at House Hearing

The U.S. House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Energy, Climate and Grid Security held a hearing on Tuesday to challenge Joe Biden’s so-called pause on new LNG permits to non-free-trade partners as it “studies the impacts,” including on climate change, of LNG use. Republicans blasted the Bidenistas for the havoc they have created with the…

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23 State AGs Send Letter to Biden Warning LNG Pause is “Unlawful”

Politicians on Capitol Hill aren’t the only people taking aim at Joe Biden’s pause on LNG export approvals (see today’s companion story, Repubs Attack, Dems Defend Biden LNG Pause at House Hearing). Some 23 “red” state Attorneys General wrote a letter to President Biden and the nutty Secretary of Energy, Jennifer Granholm, to inform them…

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EIA Predicts NYMEX Henry Hub to Average $2.40/MMBtu in Feb/Mar

Once a month, the analysts at the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) issue the agency’s Short-Term Energy Outlook (STEO), their best guess about where energy prices and production will go in the next 12 months or so. We sometimes poke good-natured fun at the EIA because their predictions go up in one month, and in…

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Elba Island is One of LNG Export Projects Blocked by Biden Pause

In April 2022, MDN reported that the top brass at Kinder Morgan, the owner and operator of the Elba Island LNG export facility (also known as Southern LNG), was considering an expansion of its modestly-sized facility (see Kinder Morgan Considers Expanding Marcellus-fed Elba Island LNG). Little did we know, but KM submitted an application to…

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