June 13, 2022
President Joe Biden has called for the United States to increase exports of liquified natural gas (LNG) to Europe in order to help U.S. allies wean themselves from Russian natural gas. Unfortunately, the Biden administration’s climate policies have directly subverted this goal, as well as the U.S. energy dominance care fully crafted under the Trump administration.
A previous report by The Heartland Institute, “The History and Importance of U.S. Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) ,” served as a primer...
May 25, 2022
Introduction to LNG
Liquified natural gas, commonly called LNG, is primarily methane (CH4) cooled to a liquified form for transportation and storage. LNG makes it possible for natural gas to be imported and exported around the world in a safe and affordable manner. In its liquefied form, natural gas is easier to transport across vast distances because it does not require pipelines. LNG can be delivered via tanker ships, trucks, and railcars due to the fact that it takes up less space than gase...
June 16, 2022
President Joe Biden has called for the United States to increase exports of liquified natural gas (LNG) to Europe in order to help U.S. allies wean themselves from Russian natural gas. Unfortunately, the Biden administration’s climate policies have directly subverted this goal, as well as the U.S. energy dominance carefully crafted under the Trump administration.
A previous report by The Heartland Institute, “The History and Importance of U.S. Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG),” served as a primer o...
November 27, 2019
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has authorized Eagle LNG Partners Jacksonville LLC (Eagle LNG) to export up to 0.14 billion cubic feet per day [140 Mcf/d] of domestically produced liquefied natural gas (LNG) from the proposed Eagle Jacksonville Project to be located along the St. Johns River in Jacksonville, Florida.
DOE’s approval allows the owners, Ferus Natural Gas Fuels, to export relatively small quantities of LNG from the facility to foreign markets, serve the domestic market, and pr...
August 27, 2019
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) approved a plan for Kinder Morgan’s $1.1 billion Gulf LNG liquefied natural gas (LNG) plant in Pascagoula, Mississippi to begin exporting natural gas upon completion of necessary alterations.
Kinder Morgan completed the Gulf LNG plant as an import terminal in 2011, but with record production of natural gas from U.S. shale as a result of fracking, the company filed a July 2015 application with FERC to develop part of the plant as an export termina...
December 12, 2018
China has limited domestic supplies of natural gas, meaning much of its rapidly growing demand for the energy sources is being filled by imported Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG). However, LNG demand in China has increased so rapidly, pipeline line construction has been unable to keep up. As a result a unique mode of delivering LNG to market has developed in China: long lines of LNG tanker trucks. LNG tanker trucks are a critical and growing mode of delivering LNG from import terminals to power plan...
April 2, 2019
In greenlighting a liquefied natural gas (LNG) export terminal for the first time in two years, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) established new criteria for assessing the facilities’ greenhouse-gas emissions.
In approving Venture Global’s Calcasieu Pass LNG export project in Cameron Parish, Louisiana and the associated TransCameron natural gas pipeline to feed it, FERC applied a new approach which considers direct greenhouse gas emissions from LNG facilities under the National ...
November 12, 2018
New international rules governing maritime air emissions set to go into effect in less than 18 months are raising the prospect of using liquefied natural gas (LNG) as a fuel for oceangoing cruise ships and freighters.
The International Maritime Organization (IMO), the United Nations agency charged with developing rules for the safety and security of shipping and the prevention of water and air pollution from ships, has established new rules reducing the maximum amount of sulfur permitted in sh...
August 29, 2018
The administration of President Donald Trump is stepping up efforts to increase exports of U.S. liquefied natural gas (LNG) to Europe.
Among the measures discussed during a June 25 White House meeting between Trump and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker to reduce trade tensions between the United States and the European Union was a preliminary agreement for Europe to buy more American LNG.
“We agreed to a strengthened and strengthening of our strategic cooperation with respect ...
July 10, 2017
...in the United States, officials in Alaska have asked the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to approve a project to develop infrastructure for transporting natural gas from Alaska’s North Slope to Asia.
Under the plan, known as the AlaskaLNG Project, the state would build a natural-gas processing plant in Prudhoe Bay on the energy-rich North Slope. From there, the gas will be shipped south through an 800-mile underground pipeline to a state-of-the-art export terminal in the Kenai Peni...