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  • Press Release: President’s Executive Orders Show Support for Infrastructure Investment

    President’s Executive Orders Show Support for Infrastructure Investment Expediting Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipeline projects is right decision for U.S. economy WASHINGTON, DC – The American Council for Capital Formation today released the following statement from ACCF Vice President of Communications Robert Dillon on President Donald Trumps’ executive orders expediting the Dakota Access Pipeline and Keystone XL Pipeline projects: “In signing the Keystone XL and Dakota Access executive orders, President Trump is following through on his campaign promise to reverse the previous administration’s approach of abusing the regulatory process to pursue a political agenda. Unfortunately, that agenda came at the expense of the U.S. economy and American jobs. Today’s action by President Trump not only respects the rule of law, it also signals that America is once again open for business. Investment, growth and job creation should be the cornerstone of the President’s agenda and today’s executive orders reflect that commitment. “Over the past several years, the United States has reemerged as the world’s leading energy producer. Unfortunately, our infrastructure has not kept pace and additional economic growth has been held back by a lack of pipelines and other energy infrastructure that have become the targets of special interest Read more

  • FERC Approves Golden Pass Project With Huge Export Potential

    In a positive step for U.S. energy exports, the Federal Regulatory Energy Commission (FERC) recently approved a new project that will help bring clean-burning liquefied natural gas (LNG) to new markets.  The long-awaited Golden Pass export project, based in Sabine Pass, Texas, not only will spur economic growth in the surrounding communities, but will supply a source of stable and secure energy to demanding markets. Energy projects like Golden Pass provide opportunities for local communities and businesses to succeed and grow. An increase in direct and indirect jobs through construction, maintenance, and operations of the project are just one example of the many added benefits projects provide. Additionally, our nation’s economy will continue to grow as new markets become available for American products allowing us to stay competitive in this challenging global economy. Increased American exports from the Golden Pass project will also open doors for greater competition in places like Europe, where many Balkan nations, Poland, and Ukraine are almost entirely reliant on Russian sources of energy.  As the number one producer of LNG, the U.S. has the potential to make significant inroads into areas where Russian companies have monopolized the industry and in most cases, caused instability to Read more

  • Foreign Allies Urge Congress for LNG Exports in Letter

    In a letter to Congress, seven ambassadors from Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) to the United States urged lawmakers to expedite the project approval process for liquefied natural gas (LNG) export facilities so that their countries can begin to receive the long-anticipated energy source before the winter months. The letter, which was signed by ambassadors from the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, specifically pointed to the national security benefits of U.S. LNG exports referencing Europe’s current dependency on Russia. As the letter says: “These exports result in greater liquidity to the global natural gas market and have the potential to provide diversity of sources, suppliers and routes thus to a greater energy security in our part of Europe, a region for long dominated by an external state-controlled gas supplier, ready to use energy as a political weapon.” With the ability to transfer LNG from developed terminals in Lithuania and Poland, these countries in the CEE have been hopeful for Congress’ action to rectify the bureaucratic red tape that constricts the current permitting process. But without lawmakers help to establish new deadlines and processes for these applications, Europe may continue to remain in the grasp of Russia Read more

  • New Report Emphasizes the Benefits of U.S. LNG for Foreign Markets

    A recently published report from French think tank, Institut Francais des Relations Internationales (Ifri), reemphasizes the importance of American liquefied natural gas (LNG) in today’s competitive energy market calling it a game changer. Specifically, the author, Sylvie Cornot-Gandolphe, argues that even though low prices have caused projects to slow down, the flexibility of U.S. LNG still provides an advantage over foreign competitors. Throughout the study, Cornot-Gandolphe focuses on how U.S. LNG exports would benefit Europe saying it “provides Europe with a greater security of supply” especially in the midst of the Russian-Ukrainian crisis. And with the continued growth of U.S. LNG, the security of European gas supply also increases. As Cornot-Gandolphe stated: “[U.S. LNG] has considerable implications for the security of European gas supply and its competitiveness, whether the LNG comes onto the European market or not.” However, Cornot-Gandolphe does mention that if Europe is to truly take advantage of the incoming LNG, then Europe should begin constructing the “missing infrastructure” in order to ensure that each country has access to the clean fossil fuel. Cornot-Gandolphe also points out that U.S. LNG isn’t just good for Europe. In fact, until recently, U.S. LNG exports have been focused on Latin American, Read more

  • The Fight Isn’t Over Yet

    Over the past week, Congress’ energy conference committee has continued its debate on the two energy bills that would modernize our nation’s energy policy. This discussion is crucial for our nation’s energy future. Both bills contain wide-sweeping policy that touches on an array of important issues including renewable energy, the nation’s electrical grid, and other infrastructure needs, but more importantly, the pieces include language that is key to our energy security. Liquefied natural gas (LNG) is in high demand throughout the world, and with advancements of new technology, the U.S. has access to an abundance of it. However, bureaucratic red tape ties up export applications for years – to the detriment of American businesses and workers. Thankfully, as mentioned, both the House and Senate draft legislation, contain language that would expedite export applications by placing a fixed timeline on the Department of Energy (DOE) to approve the permits. Now lawmakers just need to finish pushing forward and work together towards a final agreement. With the lifting of the crude oil exports ban last year, America must continue to maintain its energy lead or else face the realities of being too slow in the global market. As Mark Perry mentioned in an US Read more