An Opposing View on Waiving the Jones Act for US LNG Shipments

Last week we brought you the news that President Trump is considering a waiver to the 1920 Jones Act for LNG to be shipped from port to port in the U.S., even if the ships used are foreign flagged (see Trump Considers Waiving Jones Act to Allow Domestic LNG Shipments). We like the idea because it means we may be able to move more of our Marcellus/Utica gas to New England without using pipelines. However, MDN friend Garland Thompson, a talented reporter and magazine writer, has a different take on the Jones Act and potential waivers to it.
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Energy Stories of Interest: Fri, Mar 15, 2019

MARCELLUS/UTICA REGION: Women of Influence: Meet Laural Ziemba with Range Resources; Energy theorist touts benefits of fossil fuels; Auditor General DePasquale calls for state action on climate change, brace for new costs; Appalachia leads northeast power generation shift to gas; OTHER U.S. REGIONS: Exxon thinks it can lower its Permian drilling costs to $15 a barrel; NATIONAL: U.S. natural gas production hit a new record high in 2018; US LNG exports up on week to nine cargoes; Lower 48 working natural gas stocks hit a new record for largest weekly net withdrawals in March; Amazon has a cost-cutting plan for the boom-and-bust oil business, as rival tech giants target energy industry; ‘Smart’ rigs to digital retrofits: How oil and gas explorers are getting lean and fit; INTERNATIONAL: Making sense of Cheniere’s $18 billion LNG deal with China; Shipping companies banking on gas carriers as LNG demand grows.
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NY, New England Blocking Pipes Causes Environmental Destruction

Russia’s Yamal LNG plant in the Arctic

The leftists who run states like New York and Massachusetts are arrogant snobs. And pretty stupid to boot. They pretend (maybe even believe) they’re saving the planet by blocking natural gas pipelines into and through their respective states. Like most faulty leftist thinking, they actually make the problem worse–they are harming the planet–with their policies and actions. How? A guest post by attorney Dan Markind (Flaster Greenberg PC) explains.
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Energy Stories of Interest: Mon, Mar 4, 2019

MARCELLUS/UTICA REGION: Ohio moves into top five for recoverable shale natural gas reserves; Cap-and-trade climate petitioners resubmit entire petition to PA EQB; Governor presses for severance tax to repair levee; Wolf promotes proposal to fund high-speed internet expansion; OTHER U.S. REGIONS: Energy Transfer natural gas pipeline ruptures in Missouri; NATIONAL: Andrew Wheeler confirmed by Senate as EPA chief; U.S. crude oil production, exports hit record levels; INTERNATIONAL: Drinking and gambling outpace oil, natgas revenues in Canada’s top-producing province; Global oil & gas drilling set to surge in 2019; Russia’s Arctic LNG project aims to tempt fuel-hungry Japan.
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Energy Stories of Interest: Mon, Jan 7, 2019

The “best of the rest”–stories that caught MDN’s eye that you may be interested in reading: 19 rigs active in Ohio during last year of 2018; SEDA-COG aims to bring natural gas to farms; Columbia Gas outage in Donora, warming centers set up; Court case validates severance tax; FERC approves Cheniere’s Corpus Christi Train 2 commissioning; Months-long lockout of Mass. gas workers could end today; New Mexico may reconsider decision on more natural gas wells; The trade war with China is over, and we won; U.S. liquefied natural gas hits record highs again; Energy Awards for 2018 (satire); More U.S. LPG export terminals needed?; Canada’s natural gas crisis is being ignored; Fracking, energy renaissance, and Russian resistance; It’s immoral to leave the world’s poor in the dark; European gas market braces for price slump.
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Energy Stories of Interest: Thu, Jan 3, 2019

The “best of the rest”–stories that caught MDN’s eye that you may be interested in reading: Four permits issued in Ohio’s Utica; PA Rep. Daryl Metcalfe named new Republican Chair of House Environmental Committee; Weirton-Steubenville corridor sees nation’s highest percentage of construction job growth; Gov. Charlie Baker signs law requiring greater engineering oversight of natural gas work; U.S. natural gas producers, facing bottlenecks, practically giving gas away; How fracking enriches education in Texas – the rest of the story; Sempra sheds non-utility U.S. natural gas storage facilities; Energy commodity prices fell significantly in the last quarter of 2018; Here’s what to expect from oil in 2019; Chesapeake Energy, fracking pioneer, bet on oil – then prices plunged; Annual natural gas storage ‘deficit’ will turn into ‘surplus’ by mid-January; With an eye on record flow from Russia, gas market braces for slump; Russian natural gas flows to Germany, Slovakia up 2% on year in 2018 at 132.5 Bcm; Warnings of LNG supply shortages after 2022 should be taken seriously.
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Energy Stories of Interest: Wed, Dec 12, 2018

The “best of the rest”–stories that caught MDN’s eye that you may be interested in reading: EQT postpones conference call to discuss 2019 guidance and updated analyst presentation; A push to make fracking waste water usable in agriculture – even for drinking; Cheniere ships first Corpus Christi LNG commissioning cargo; Sleepless nights for U.S. gas traders as volatility surges; Yamal LNG ramps up to full capacity; Cuadrilla pauses gas fracking at English site after more tremors.
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Energy Stories of Interest: Wed, Sep 5, 2018

The “best of the rest”–stories that caught MDN’s eye that you may be interested in reading: Dominion Energy/SCANA merger achieves another key milestone; Alamance County, NC commissioners oppose Mountain Valley Pipeline; Schlumberger CEO warns transport constraints to slow shale gains; Venture Global’s two Louisiana projects would double U.S. LNG exports; Investing in the Energy Sector 101; Stanford researchers discuss how to reduce major cause of oil and gas production emissions; Natural gas is already a bridge fuel; Melting Arctic creates new opportunities for LNG; Big Oil’s LNG obsession; and more!
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Energy Stories of Interest: Thu, Aug 9, 2018

The “best of the rest”–stories that caught MDN’s eye that you may be interested in reading: Repurposing existing pipelines is safe AND necessary; Roanoke radical activist booted from state board following misuse of credentials to protest pipeline; why your family left New York (and other families are too); China LNG tariffs may affect Permian oil drilling; shale drillers boosting capital expenditures this year; investment advisory firms outed as political hucksters trying to pressure fossil fuel companies; Goldman Sachs tries to buy tanker full of LNG; Russians producing more LNG from Arctic; the shale boom that will never happen, in Mexico; and more!
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Other Energy Stories of Interest: Tue, May 29, 2018

The “best of the rest”–stories that caught MDN’s eye that you may be interested in reading: Cornell kids call for gas companies to work with EPA to fix leaks; more jobs on the way in the Ohio Utica; Utica Shale Academy graduates 22 students; Town of Maine (Broome County, NY) wants county help in extending natgas pipeline; more gas pipelines coming to the Permian; are Trump’s steel tariffs hampering oil & gas?; Congress challenges “Super OPEC”; Japan cozies up to Russians, eyes Yamal LNG participation; Shell cozies up the Russians too; China prepares to buy a LOT more US LNG; and more!
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Other Energy Stories of Interest: Wed, May 23, 2018

The “best of the rest”–stories that caught MDN’s eye that you may be interested in reading: NTE Energy starts up $600M SW Ohio electric plant; Shell posts production operator jobs for cracker plant; Exxon employees contribute more than $852K to Ohio colleges; Duke Energy Ohio gets a new president; Cheniere Energy approves spending big $ on 3rd LNG unit; electric cars see slow growth; U.S. oil price hits 3 1/2 year high; EPA Admin. Pruitt’s reg rollbacks hit some potholes; US LNG gushes into Asia; and more!
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Other Energy Stories of Interest: Wed, Apr 4, 2018

The “best of the rest”–stories that caught MDN’s eye that you may be interested in reading: Six permits awarded in Ohio Utica last week; study verifies Appalachia’s petechem advantage; Freeport, PA voting on XTO wells this month; merger forms largest Permian shale driller; western natgas markets whacked by other regions; American concerns over energy near record lows; Baker Hughes considers selling gas metering biz; big US money behind Canadian pipeline protests; Cuadrilla completes drilling UK’s first shale well; and more!
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Other Energy Stories of Interest: Tue, Mar 27, 2018

The “best of the rest”–stories that caught MDN’s eye that you may be interested in reading: FERC denies stay of Mountaineer Xpress, Gulf Xpress; rural OH schools benefit from pipeline tax revenue; Range Resources’ CFO retiring in May; comment period of DRBC frack ban rules ends Friday; LNG in Jacksonville; Chevron’s climate court case kind of like Big Tobacco; gas is the new oil; climate change lawsuit avalanche is coming; Trump to name Energy Dept. official as top aide; Russian LNG heads to India; and more!
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Other Energy Stories of Interest: Fri, Mar 2, 2018

The “best of the rest”–stories that caught MDN’s eye that you may be interested in reading: EQT establishes new record of charitable giving in 2017; students get hands on experience with Cabot; natgas prices continue to fall for DTE gas customers; why New England is importing LNG from Russia; no scientific support for study claiming Exxon misled public on climate change; natgas remains most-consumed fuel in U.S. industrial sector; Russian gas deliveries to Europe hit new record high; and more!
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Other Energy Stories of Interest: Wed, Feb 21, 2018

The “best of the rest”–stories that caught MDN’s eye that you may be interested in reading. In today’s lineup: How’s the Rice Energy into EQT merger going?; Antero appoints new member to Board; Crawford/Venango counties get new natgas buses; East Coast natgas prices hit all-time highs during cold snap; law prof says California climate change lawsuits are a for-sure loser; EIA says ethane consumption, exports will increase this year; frac sand shortage threatens shale boom; Cheniere talks with Panama Canal about more LNG shipments; and more!
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