IECA In the News

Factories Attack Perry’s Plan for Power Grid
James Osborne, Houston Chronicle (October 12, 2017)
“The trade group Industrial Energy Consumers of America wrote to members of Congress Tuesday, asking they tell Perry to withdraw his proposal requesting power market regulations be adjusted to raise prices for coal and nuclear power.”

Industrialists Want Lawmakers to Block Perry Proposal (Subscription Required)
Hannah Northey, E&E News (October 11, 2017)
“Ahead of the secretary’s appearance before the House Energy and Commerce Committee tomorrow, the Industrial Energy Consumers of America called on Republican and Democratic leaders to ask Perry to withdraw his request for the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission rulemaking.”

Odd Bedfellows Fight Trump Bid to Boost Coal, Nuclear Energy
Matthew Daly, AP (October 11, 2017)
“The Industrial Energy Consumers of America is among those lobbying against the plan. In a letter to Congress, the group called the proposal ‘anti-competitive’ and said it could distort or ‘destroy competitive wholesale electricity markets, increase the price of electricity to all consumers’ and harm U.S. manufacturing.

Increased LNG Exports Raise Concerns Among Some Large Industrial Energy Users
ENGIE Resources (September 26, 2017)
In a June 28, 2017, letter to Energy Secretary Rick Perry and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, the Industrial Energy Consumers of America (IECA) – whose membership, it says, is 100 percent manufacturing companies – urged a ban on shipments to nations with which the United States has no free trade agreements (NFTAs).

Industrial Consumers Concerned by Efforts to Expand LNG Exports (Subscription Required)
Michael Brooks and Rich Heidorn Jr., RTO Insider (September 4, 2017)
“But the Industrial Energy Consumers of America (IECA) is alarmed by the trend. The group, which represents companies with 2,600 facilities and 1.7 million employees, issued a statement in July disputing Trump’s boast that the U.S. is ‘sitting on massive’ energy reserves. It called for a moratorium on further approvals of LNG exports to countries without free-trade agreements (FTAs) with the U.S.”

No Agreement on Tipping Point for LNG Exports (Subscription Required)
Michael Brooks and Rich Heidorn Jr., RTO Insider (September 4, 2017)
“The Industrial Energy Consumers of America (IECA) has been sounding alarms about growing exports, noting in June that EIA’s projections show the U.S. will exhaust 56% of its supply by 2050.”

As US Exports More Natural Gas, Manufacturers Worry About Increased Prices
Ken Silverstein, Environmental Leader (August 23, 2017)
“‘The fact is that utilizing natural gas in manufacturing, as compared to exporting it, creates eight times more jobs, twice the direct value added per year and 4.5 times the direct construction jobs,’ Paul N. Cicio, president of the Industrial Energy Consumers of America wrote to Energy Secretary Rick Perry, adding that the United States should not agree to send its LNG to countries that subsidize their manufacturing businesses — like China.”

US DOE Urged to Halt LNG Export Approvals to NFTA Countries
World Maritime News (August 18, 2017)
“The Industrial Energy Consumers of America (IECA) presented two scenarios on natural gas consumption.”

IECA Calls for Halt on Non-FTA LNG Export Approvals
LNG World News (August 18, 2017)
“In a letter submitted to the U.S. energy secretary Rick Perry, IECA said it is ‘alarmed at the volume of LNG exports that have been approved for periods of 20-30 years, especially to non-free trade agreement (non-FTA) countries.'”

IECA Requests Moratorium on US LNG Exports to Non-FTA Countries
Nick Snow, Oil & Gas Journal (August 17, 2017)
“The Industrial Energy Consumers of America called for a moratorium on US exports of liquefied natural gas to countries not having a free trade agreement with the US.”

Manufacturers Call for Pause on LNG Export Permits
The Maritime Executive (August 17, 2017)
The Industrial Energy Consumers of America (IECA) warned on Wednesday that the United States is set to use up 60-70 percent of its natural gas reserves by 2050 if all permitted LNG export terminals are built out.

Clouds Developing over U.S. LNG Export Potential
Daniel J. Graeber, UPI (August 17, 2017)
“As a candidate, Donald Trump ran under the slogan of ‘Make America Great Again.’ As president, he’s steered efforts to put U.S. national interests first. Paul Cicio, the president of the Industrial Energy Consumers of America, said in a letter to U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry that stance should extend to liquefied natural gas.”

Gas Exports: Manufacturers to Perry: Don’t Ship Off Too Much LNG (Subscription Required)
Jenny Mandel, E&E (August 17, 2017)
A letter sent yesterday to Energy Secretary Rick Perry by the Industrial Energy Consumers of America — a lobbying group that represents domestic companies in energy-hungry industries like chemicals, metals manufacturing and food processing — shows the group struggling to make its voice heard in a presidential administration focused on extending American “energy dominance” through expanded exports of oil, coal and natural gas.

With Expanding Exports, The Natural Gas Revolution Marches Forward
Ken Silverstein, Forbes (August 17, 2017)
“The Industrial Energy Consumers of America says that if they are forced to pay more, it would lead to higher production costs and ultimately less output — factors that would negatively impact the U.S. economy. The growth along the Gulf Coast, for example, would slow. Natural gas, it emphasizes, is a finite resource and should thus be reserved for U.S.-based companies.”

Trump Push for Natural Gas Exports Opposed by Manufacturers
Ari Natter, Bloomberg (August 16, 2017)
“The Industrial Energy Consumers of America asked the administration Wednesday for a moratorium on U.S. approvals for liquefied natural gas projects. The trade association, which represents U.S. manufacturers that depend on cheap energy to fuel their factories, sent a letter to Energy Secretary Rick Perry Wednesday.”

Court Upholds Freeport LNG Approval, Striking Down Sierra Club Challenge
Jeremiah Shelor, NGI Daily (August 16, 2017)
“The IECA on Wednesday continued calling for DOE to place a moratorium on LNG exports to non-FTA countries, citing the impact of increased commodity prices on domestic consumers.”

Manufacturers Urge Perry to Slow LNG Exports
James Osborne, The Houston Chronicle (August 16, 2017)
“In a letter to Energy Secretary Rick Perry on Wednesday, the Industrial Energy Consumers Alliance asked that he stop approving new LNG export terminals that will send American natural gas to countries without which the United States has a free trade agreement – as it does with Mexico and Canada.”

Manufacturers Say Trump Nat Gas Export Push Betrays ‘America First’
Zainab Calcuttawala, oilprice.com (August 16, 2017)
“It’s ‘inconsistent with President Trump’s fair trade and America-first policy,’ Paul N. Cicio, the president of the Industrial Energy Consumers of America, said in a phone interview with Energy Voice. ‘It’s a stunningly breathtaking amount of natural gas that could be exported.'”

US Poised to Become Leader in Gas Exports, but Some Fear Price Impacts
Robert Walton, Utility Dive (August 11, 2017)
“In April, the Industrial Energy Consumers of America (IECA) trade group sent a letter to Secretary of Energy Rick Perry, cautioning against rapidly expanding natural gas exports. ‘The continued growth of LNG exports does not maximize American jobs or economic growth,’ the group wrote.”

Agency Report Projects U.S. Natural Gas Exports Will Quadruple This Year
Iulia Gheorghiu, Morning Consult (July 11, 2017)
“The lobbying group Industrial Energy Consumers of America warned Energy Secretary Rick Perry in April against the ‘excessive’ export of LNG, saying the domestic supply of natural gas should be protected as a finite resource. They pointed to a separate EIA energy outlook that projected an increase in natural gas demand by 2050 that would consume 56 percent of domestic natural gas in the lower 48 states.”

Slow Down on the LNG Exports
Paul Cicio, Washington Examiner Op-Ed (July 9, 2017)
“The Energy Information Administration (EIA) indicates that the U.S. has only 2,196 trillion cubic feet of technically recoverable natural gas in the lower 48 states. Eighty-five percent of natural gas resources are unproven. Also, technically recoverable does not mean it is economically recoverable.”

Trump Breathes New Life into LNG Export in Western U.S.
Lesley Adams, Waterkeeper Alliance (July 7, 2017)
“The Industrial Energy Consumers of America (IECA), an industry group that represents large domestic consumers of natural gas, has opposed Jordan Cove due to the harmful impacts that gas exports inflict on American manufacturing.”

Trump Strikes Bipartisan Tone on Energy Exports to Europe (Subscription Required)
Jean Chemnick, E&E (July 7, 2017)
“Paul Cicio, president of the Industrial Energy Consumers of America, said Trump shouldn’t promote gas exports to countries that haven’t signed a free-trade agreement with the United States.”

Manufacturers Fear Losing Electric Grid Independence to Wind and Solar
John Siciliano, Washington Post (July 4, 2017)
“‘The organized markets want industrial CHP units to operate under the same rules as merchant power generators. That is a dog that doesn’t hunt,’ Paul Cicio, president and CEO of the Industrial Energy Consumers of America, told the Washington Examiner.”

Trump LNG Export Policy Sparks Clash Between Big Energy Users and Gas Industry
John Siciliano, Washington Examiner (July 3, 2017)
“Excessive LNG export approvals by the U.S. Department of Energy to countries with which the U.S. does not have a free-trade agreement is inconsistent with President Trump’s ‘America First’ and ‘fair-trade’ policies, and poses a significant long-term threat to energy-intensive trade-exposed industries’ competitiveness and jobs,” said Paul Cicio, president of the Industrial Energy Consumers of America, in a Wednesday letter to the secretaries of energy and commerce, Rick Perry and Wilbur Ross, respectively.

Four Myths Journalists Should Watch Out for During Trump’s “Energy Week”
Lisa Hymas, Salon (July 1, 2017)
“This week, a trade group of domestic manufacturers, the Industrial Energy Consumers of America, wrote a letter to Perry and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross arguing that aggressive natural gas exportation ‘poses a significant long-term threat’ to energy-intensive industries. The group asked the Department of Energy not to approve LNG exports to nations the U.S. does not have free-trade agreements with, The Washington Post reported.”

Trump’s Energy Promises? Some Already Exist (Subscription Required)
Emily Holden, Brittany Patterson, Umair Irfan and Benjamin Hulac, E&E (June 30, 2017)
“‘According to the DOE, total LNG export approvals to free trade agreement (FTA) and non-free trade agreement (NFTA) countries now equals a stunning 71.2 percent of U.S. 2016 natural gas demand,’ wrote Paul Cicio, president of the Industrial Energy Consumers of America, in a press release. ‘This breathtaking amount of natural gas is committed under agreements for 20 to 30 years to foreign countries and has exceedingly large negative potential implications for the U.S. economy, especially given the relatively small economic gains due to potential LNG exports.'”

Industry Group Wants DOE to Hit Pause on Exports (Subscription Required)
Geof Koss, E&E (June 28, 2017)
“Excessive LNG export approvals by [DOE] to countries with which the U.S. does not have a free trade agreement is inconsistent with President Trump’s ‘America First’ and ‘fair-trade’ policies, and poses a significant long-term threat to energy-intensive trade-exposed (EITE) industries’ competitiveness and jobs,” wrote IECA President Paul Cicio.

The Energy 202: Trump’s Latest Energy Push May Run Afoul of Another Big Priority: Boosting Manufacturing
Dino Grandoni, Washington Post (June 28, 2017)
“‘President Trump has clearly articulated a fair trade and ‘America First’ policy,’ said Paul Cicio, president of the Industrial Energy Consumers of America (IECA), which represents a diverse group of chemical, metal, paper, glass and cement producers. ‘I believe when he is confronted with the facts, he will support what we are recommending.'”

Big Energy Users: Trump’s Natural Gas Exports Will Take Away Jobs
John Siciliano, Washington Examiner (June 28, 2017)
“Excessive [liquefied natural gas] export approvals by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to countries with which the U.S. does not have a free trade agreement is inconsistent with President Trump’s ‘America First’ and ‘fair-trade’ policies, and poses a significant long-term threat to energy-intensive trade-exposed (EITE) industries’ competitiveness and jobs,” said Paul Cicio, president of the Industrial Energy Consumers of America, in a letter to the secretaries of energy and commerce, Rick Perry and Wilbur Ross, respectively.

Part of Trump’s ‘Energy Dominance’ Plan Facing Resistance from Big Manufacturers
Liberty Unyielding (June 28, 2017)
“The Industrial Energy Consumers of America (IECA) sent a letter to Energy Secretary Rick Perry and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross Wednesday, arguing that exporting natural gas abroad ‘poses a significant long-term threat’ to manufacturing.

IECA Asks President Trump to Nominate Candidates to FERC
Electrical Construction & Maintenance (February 3, 2017)
“The Industrial Energy Consumers of America urged President Donald Trump this week to nominate three candidates to fill the vacancies at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), as soon as possible.”

Industrial Gas Consumers Urge Trump to Fill Seats at FERC
Rachel Adams-Heard, SNL (January 31, 2017)
“The Industrial Energy Consumers of America urged President Donald Trump to nominate three candidates to fill vacancies at FERC, expressing concern that anticipated volumes of LNG exports will compete for gas pipeline capacity with manufacturing facilities and result in insufficient supply for industrial gas consumers.”

Industrial Gas Consumers Throw Support Behind 12 Pipeline Proposals
Ximena Mosqueda-Fernandez, SNL (January 13, 2017)
IECA acted on behalf of its members, manufacturing and industrial companies that consume a lot of gas and electricity. The companies selected which gas pipeline projects to champion out of a concern for pipeline capacity.”

Industrial Energy Group Urges FERC to OK Gas Projects
Richard Nemec, Natural Gas Intelligence (January 12, 2017)
IECA said the projects represent billions of dollars in capital investment, but also hundreds of billions of dollars in economic multipliers such as annual payrolls and gross domestic product additions.”

IECA Comes Out Swinging: Urges FERC to Approve 10 M-U Pipes NOW
Marcellus Drilling News (January 2017)
“The IECA is using its considerable heft and going to bat for ten pipeline projects critical to manufacturers–projects that move Marcellus/Utica gas out of the northeast to other parts of the country.”

Business, Labor Criticize Feds as Pipeline Tensions Escalate
Patrick C. Miller, The Bakken Magazine (October 26, 2016)
“A coalition of 22 business and labor groups signed a letter calling on the Obama administration to follow the rule of law and the established regulatory process to complete construction on the Dakota Access Pipeline that runs from North Dakota to Illinois.”

Don’t Get Shocked by Electricity Costs
Robert A. Weishaar, Jr., McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC (October 4, 2016)
“Companies with substantial electricity consumption should engage at the national, regional and state levels to influence electricity policies and prices. National associations representing large energy consumers – such as the Industrial Energy Consumers of America (IECA) and the Electricity Consumers Resource Council (ELCON) – are active before Congress, FERC, the Department of Energy and other federal institutions to represent the voice of large energy consumers.”

IECA Supports Senate Joint Resolution Disapproving of Clean Power Plan
EP News Wire (November 19, 2015)
Industrial Energy Consumers of America (IECA) President Paul N. Cicio sent a letter this week to U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), chairman of the Subcommittee on Clean Air and Nuclear Safety, supporting the passage of a joint resolution opposing the Clean Power Plan.”

Oil Export Bill Driving a Wedge Between Industries
Washington Examiner (October 8, 2015)
“Paul Cicio, the president and CEO of the Industrial Energy Consumers of America, urged members of Congress to oppose the House measure, because it repeals the president’s authority to restrict exports in the event of a crisis.”

Pipeline Customers Want FERC Refund Authority
SNL (October 6, 2015)
“The Industrial Energy Consumers of America and allied companies asked Congress to give FERC the authority to make a natural gas pipeline provide an early refund to customers in situations in which the commission finds that a transportation rate has allowed the pipeline to collect too much in revenues.”

Consumer Group Wants Interstate NatGas Pipe Rates Reviewed Every Three Years
Natural Gas Intel (September 22, 2015)
Mandatory three-year reviews of natural gas pipeline rates, which haven’t been required by FERC in more than two decades, should be resumed, according to the Industrial Energy Consumers of America (IECA) and three-dozen companies and organizations.

Consumer Coalition Asks FERC to Restore 3-year Reviews of Gas Pipeline Rates
SNL Financial (September 22, 2015)
The Industrial Energy Consumers of America, along with a coalition of three dozen companies and organizations, asked FERC to resume mandatory three-year reviews of interstate natural gas pipeline rates.

Coal, Industrial Representatives Tote Up the Clean Power Plan Costs for Senate Panel
Barry Cassell, PennEnergy (June 24, 2015)
“Paul N. Cicio, President of the Industrial Energy Consumers of America (IECA), a nonpartisan association of leading manufacturing companies with $1.0 trillion in annual sales, noted in his own June 23 testimony that his members are major stakeholders in this debate.”

US Senate Weighs Economic Cost of EPA Clean Power Plan Compliance
Christopher Coats, SNL (June 23, 2015)
“Witness Paul Cicio, president of the Industrial Energy Consumers of America echoed Capito’s concerns, adding that higher energy prices were a significant culprit in the lack of middle class job growth in the U.S.”

U.S. Senate Committee Hears Costs, Benefits of Proposed Clean Power Plan
Sarah Tincher, The State Journal West Virginia (June 23, 2015)
“Paul Cicio, president of Industrial Energy Consumers of America, agreed the electricity rate increases would hurt families, but also said they would damage the U.S. industrial sector’s global competitiveness.”

Capito Looks at Clean Power Plan Effects on Families and Businesses
Carrie Hodousek, MetroNews West Virginia (June 23, 2015)
“The Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed “Clean Power Plan” will greatly impact businesses, rural communities and families nationwide, according to Paul Cicio, president of Industrial Energy Consumers of America.”

Gas Industry Urges U.S. to Speed Approval of LNG Export Terminals
Jon Hurdle, StateImpact PA (April 16, 2015)
“The Industrial Energy Consumers of America, a trade group that says it represents manufacturers with some $1 trillion in sales, in January urged the Obama administration to avoid any further export terminal approvals until the DOE defines whether gas exports are in the public interest.”

Reshoring May Bring Millions Of Jobs Back To U.S.
Steve Malanga, Investor’s Business Daily (February 6, 2015)
“The Industrial Energy Consumers of America, a trade group, calls reshoring “just the beginning of the manufacturing renaissance the country needs for job creation and exports.”

LNG: DOE Will ‘Comply’ if Congress Fast-Tracks Exports (Subscription Required)
Hannah Northey, E&E (January 29, 2015)
“Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.), whose home state includes the corporate headquarters for Dow Chemical Co., asked why the committee members aren’t more concerned about potential price increases that Paul Cicio, president of the Industrial Energy Consumers of America, pointed out in his remarks. “I’m desperately concerned about manufacturing jobs. … I want an America-first policy,” Stabenow said.”

LNG: House Approves Bipartisan Export Bill as Eyes Turn to Senate (Subscription Required)
Hannah Northey and Daniel Bush, E&E (January 28, 2015)
“Pushback could be highlighted at tomorrow’s Senate hearing, where witnesses will include Chris Smith, the Energy Department’s assistant secretary for fossil energy, and Paul Cicio, president of the Industrial Energy Consumers of America, who in prepared remarks explains that he is not opposed to exports but concerned about the effect on consumers.”

Industrial Group Urges Obama to Put Brakes on LNG Export Approvals
Sean Sullivan, SNL (January 6, 2015)
“There is no energy policy decision more important or far reaching in its impact to long-term U.S. economic growth, human safety and comfort, than the decision to grant or deny LNG export applications for shipment to non-[free-trade-agreement] countries,” Industrial Energy Consumers of America President Paul Cicio wrote in a Jan. 6 letter to Obama. “For this reason alone, great caution is needed in making LNG export approval decisions. The ‘risk’ calculation should tilt to the benefit of the consumer, not the exporter.”

Moniz Defends Pace of Export Approvals
Greenwire (October 6, 2014)
“The Industrial Energy Consumers of America (IECA) found that DOE would be giving projects momentum to potentially bypass public interest requirements, whereas the American Petroleum Institute found DOE’s suggested regulatory framework would likely add months of delays to LNG export approvals.”

Why Manufacturers Oppose Unfettered LNG Exports
Paul N. Cicio, Op-Ed, Pipeline & Gas Journal (August 19, 2014)
“The Ukraine-Russia crisis has Congress rushing to consider monumental changes to accelerate exports of LNG that will permanently and negatively impact the U.S. natural gas market, due to high OPEC cartel crude oil-linked LNG prices, driving export demand. The knee jerk reaction has unsettling consequences for manufacturing industries that depend upon affordable natural gas and power – but in fact, it will substantially raise costs for all consumers and have detrimental economic impacts to the economy long-term. Cartels are un-American and the antipathy of free-markets and public policy makers should not let the U.S. market be influenced by them.”

Center for LNG Urges DOE to Scrap Proposed Export Review Changes
Oil & Gas Journal (August 4, 2014)
“Two other organizations criticized DOE’s proposed changes for different reasons. The Industrial Energy Consumers of America (IECA) urged DOE to maintain the existing procedure that puts the public interest test first and the US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s approval second when determining whether to approve an LNG export application for shipment to countries which do not have a free trade agreement with the US.”

Power Plant Rule Would Threaten Economy With No Climate Benefit, Industry Says
Bloomberg BNA (July 30, 2014)
“The U.S. cannot go it alone and expect that our actions will have a meaningful climate impact in a world economy that is using more coal and more fossil fuels every day,” Paul Cicio, president of Industrial Energy Consumers of America, said a hearing in Washington.”

Passions Heated Over Proposed EPA Rule on Plant Emissions
Doug McKelway, Fox News (July 30, 2014)
“Forcing energy intensive manufacturers off shore because of high energy costs accomplishes nothing environmentally and damages the domestic economy and employment, said Paul Cicio of Industrial Energy Consumers of America.”

Paul N. Cicio Testimony Before the EPA on GHG Regulation on Existing Power Plants
(July 29, 2014)

Australia Shows U.S. How Not to Export Gas
John Kehoe, Australian Financial Review (July 29, 2014)
“US Democrats who want to maintain preferential access to cheap gas for local manufacturers are citing Australia as an example of how not to do policy. Industrial Energy Consumers of America president Paul Cicio said Australia’s experience was influencing the US political debate.”

Gas Exports: Feedback on DOE Rule Change Reveals Continued Uncertainty (Subscription Required)
Pamela King, E&E (July 23, 2014)
“Comments on the proposal, which were due Monday, came from groups like the Industrial Energy Consumers of America (IECA), which found DOE would be giving projects momentum to potentially bypass public interest requirements, and the American Petroleum Institute (API), which wrote that DOE’s suggested regulatory framework would likely add months of delays to mature liquefied natural gas export projects.”

Advanced Energy Management Alliance: States, Consumers and Industry Rally for Demand Response Appeal
Digital Journal (July 8, 2014)
“In addition to AEMA, parties publicly supporting rehearing include: Delaware Public Service Commission, New York Public Service Commission, New England Conference of Public Utility Commissioners, Delaware Division of the Public Advocate, Indiana Office of Utility Consumer Counselor, Maryland Office of People’s Counsel, New Jersey Division of Rate Counsel, Pennsylvania Office of Consumer Advocate, Office of the People’s Counsel for the District of Columbia, Public Service Commission of West Virginia Consumer Advocate Division, Advanced Energy Economy, Electric Consumers Resource Council, Industrial Energy Consumers of America, National Electrical Manufacturers Association, New England Clean Energy Council, Massachusetts Attorney General, Northeast Utilities and National Grid.”

LNG: Obama Admin Mum as Export Bill Sails Through House (Subscription Required)
Nick Juliano, E&E (June 26, 2014)
“‘H.R. 6 is anti-consumer and puts the interests of natural gas producing states over every constituent and consumer of natural gas and electricity in the country,’ Paul Cicio, president of Industrial Energy Consumers of America, said in a statement, warning that gas prices already are projected to rise even without new exports.”

Advocates See US Gas Exports Spurring Major Job Growth
Jon Hurdle, MNI (June 24, 2014)
“The Industrial Energy Consumers of America, a nonprofit that represents manufacturers, argued that rising natural gas prices will result in declining manufacturing employment. It said 40,000 U.S. manufacturing facilities closed when natural gas prices rose by more than 200% from 2000 to 2008.”

Aid Ukraine? It’ll Hurt the U.S. Economy
Paul N. Cicio, Op-Ed, San Antonio Express-News (May 2, 2014)
“The Ukraine-Russia crisis has Congress rushing to consider legislation to accelerate exports of natural gas, which will increase U.S. natural gas and electricity prices.”

Bill to Accelerate LNG Exports Clears House Committee
Joe Fisher, Natural Gas Intel (May 1, 2014)
“Large domestic consumers of natural gas have opposed measures that would expedite its export. While proponents of speeding up exports say it would send a ‘market signal’ to Russia, trade association Industrial Energy Consumers of America (IECA) has said that’s not so, as proposed export capacity already exceeds global market demand.”

My View: Liquid Natural Gas Exports Threaten US Jobs
Paul N. Cicio, Op-Ed, Deseret News (April 30, 2014)
“Natural gas prices have already increased almost 20 percent in 2014, and the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) is forecasting a 42 percent rise by 2019. The concern is that high energy prices could stop the manufacturing renaissance that has created so many new jobs.”

Cicio: Gas Exports Threaten Virginia Manufacturing Jobs
Paul N. Cicio, Op-Ed, Roanoke Times (April 25, 2014)
“The U.S. should aid our Ukrainian and NATO allies by helping them drill for natural gas, and U.S. companies are in a prime position to do so.”

LNG Exports Would Hurt Manufacturing Job Growth
Paul N. Cicio, Op-Ed, Star-Telegram (April 23, 2014)
“The Ukraine-Russia crisis has Congress rushing to consider legislation to accelerate exports of natural gas, which will increase U.S. natural gas and electricity prices.”

The Path to High Natural Gas Prices
Paul N. Cicio, Op-Ed, The Dallas Morning News (April 23, 2014)
“The Ukraine-Russia crisis has Congress rushing to consider legislation to accelerate exports of natural gas despite the fact that the U.S. will not have any liquefied natural gas export terminals ready to ship until 2015 and that Ukraine does not have an import facility. The U.S. Energy Department has already approved shipments of LNG equal to those of Qatar, the largest LNG exporter in the world. Congress is pushing ahead to export volumes over three times that size.”

Guest Opinion: Congress Must Withstand Pressure to Export LNG
Paul N. Cicio, Op-Ed, Billings Gazette (April 1, 2014)
“The old adage of “give a person a fish and feed him for a day or teach him to fish and feed him for a lifetime” still applies. Drilling in the Ukraine would create needed jobs, economic growth, and energy independence. Exporting U.S. natural gas simply makes them dependent upon us rather than Russia.”

Cicio: Obama Plan to Export Natural Gas to Europe Won’t Work
Paul N. Cicio, Op-Ed, Houston Chronicle (April 1, 2014)
“Exporting U.S. natural gas to help our Ukraine and NATO allies is not a viable option for years to come. There are no export facilities that are ready to ship.”

DOE Approves Ore. Export Project Amid Calls for Faster Action (Subscription Required)
Hannah Northey, E&E (March 24, 2014)
“Not everyone was pleased. Paul Cicio, president of the Industrial Energy Consumers of America (IECA), warned the Obama administration’s decision links domestic gas prices to foreign volatility. Cicio also said LNG exports from the United States should not be linked to the Ukraine crisis, noting that the country is awash in proven reserves of gas but does not have the technology — which could be imported from the United States — to develop that energy.”

Industry Group Says Fracking Could Help Ukraine
Randy Leonard, Roll Call (March 11, 2014)
“Instead of exporting natural gas, the Industrial Energy Consumers of America says the U.S. should export the hydraulic fracturing expertise that will let Ukraine — and other European countries — develop their own gas reserves.”

IECA Claims EPA Overreach on Regional Haze
Jo Isenberg-O’Loughlin, American Metal Market (March 6, 2014)
“In a 31-page amicus curiae (friend of the court) brief filed March 5, the Washington-based trade association (AISI) joined the Industrial Energy Consumers of America, the National Association of Manufacturers, the National Mining Association and the Portland Cement Association in asking the Supreme Court to review the EPA’s replacement of some states’ clean air implementation plans.”

Ukraine Crisis Accelerates Capitol Hill Push for More Exports, Sparks Jockeying in Key Senate Race (Subscription required)
Hannah Northey and Nick Juliano, E&E (March 6, 2014)
“The Industrial Energy Consumers of America agreed. The group in a letter to Upton yesterday suggested that the United States export its hydraulic fracturing technology — as opposed to gas exports — to help Ukraine tap into more than 40 trillion cubic feet of technically recoverable natural gas.”

LNG: Foreign Officials Tell House Panel They’re Eager for U.S. Imports (Subscription required)
Hannah Northey, E&E (October 11, 2013)
“The trade group Industrial Energy Consumers of America (IECA) issued a statement yesterday criticizing the forum and noting that most of the countries that were represented — excluding South Korea and Singapore — do not have free-trade agreements with the United States.”

Natural Gas ‘Fracking’ has Flipped US Energy Map, Study Says
Mark Clayton, The Christian Science Monitor (October 9, 2013)
“Paul Cicio, president of the Industrial Energy Consumers of America, in a statement Monday: ‘Because DOE approval of an LNG export application can be for 20-30 years, and because a lot can happen to either domestic consumption or production during that time frame, it is very important that great caution is used when considering an application to export LNG.'”

EPA’s New Carbon Rule Sparks Battle over CCS, with Legal Challenges Likely (Subscription required)
Jean Chemnick, E&E (September 20, 2013)
“Paul Cicio, president of the Industrial Energy Consumers of America, said EPA is attempting to ‘dictate; energy policy with the rule.”

Emissions Rules Unleash Furry of Indignation, Cheers
Keith Johnson, WSJ (September 20, 2013)
“‘What is to prevent the EPA from deciding to reduce or eliminate natural gas from the power generation mix in the future?,’ asked Paul N. Cicio, President of the Industrial Energy Consumers of America, a trade group representing energy-intensive manufacturers.”

DOE Approves Lake Charles LLC’s LNG Exports to Non-FTA Countries
Nick Snow, Oil & Gas Journal (August 8, 2013)
“Paul N. Cicio, president of the Industrial Energy Consumers of America, said DOE continued to ignore many other consultants’ high domestic gas demand growth projections when it relied on a National Economic Research Associates’ forecast to justify approving the Lake Charles project’s LNG exports request to non-FTA countries.”

Approval of Export Project Draws Mixed Responses, Talk of Greater Scrutiny (Subscription required)
Hannah Northey, E&E Publishing (August 7, 2013)
“The Industrial Energy Consumers of America is accusing DOE of basing its approval on a flawed study that ignored analysts’ projections for domestic gas demand to increase by up to 45 percent by 2020. DOE relied on a report by NERA Economic Consulting released in December that concluded LNG exports would come with broad economic benefits that grow along with export volumes.”

The Case for Coal
Jim McTague, Barron’s (July 6, 2013)
“A recent study that didn’t anticipate Obama’s fiat predicts that 65% of that region’s pipelines will run short of capacity in the next five years, says Paul Cicio, president of Industrial Energy Consumers of America.”

Bill Would Force EPA to Report Costs of Regulations
Michael Bastasch, The Daily Caller (April 18, 2013)
“According to congressional testimony by Paul Cicio, president Industrial  Energy Consumers of America, the EPA imposes 972 regulations on the  manufacturing sector alone and imposes regulatory costs totaling $117 billion.”

LNG Approval Process Has Lots of Consequences, More Questions
Brian Scheid, Platts (April 2, 2013)
“Paul Cicio of Industrial Energy Consumers of America, a group that believes that approving LNG exports without limits will cause US gas prices to skyrocket, called on DOE to make its LNG application process more transparent. He also urged the department to stagger the approval of any export applications in order to prevent domestic gas prices from spiking. Cicio warned that if DOE approves all of the 16 or so pending export applications at once, the impact on the overall US economy could be devastating.”

LNG: Republicans Fume as DOE Official Deflects Questions About Timeline for Export Decision (Subscription required)
Hannah Northey, E&E Publishing (March 20, 2013)
“Paul Cicio, president of the trade group Industrial Energy Consumers of America (IECA), said he is not opposed to LNG exports but called on DOE to ‘do a better job’ on reviewing the economic effects of exports and said the current studies underestimate the effects on utility ratepayers and manufacturers. Cicio urged DOE to conduct a rulemaking on public interest criteria for each LNG export application, and he urged the agency to update assumptions in its reviews. A rush of new gas has already triggered $95 billion worth of investments among chemical, steel, glass and fertilizer companies, and that is slated to grow but could be jeopardized by large-scale exports that aren’t appropriately overseen, he said. ‘The U.S. is at an important crossroads,’ Cicio said. ‘So much is at stake.'”

Manufacturers to Push DOE for Staggered LNG Approvals, Decision Transparency
Brian Scheid, Platts (March 19, 2013)
“Paul Cicio, president of Industrial Energy Consumers of America, told a House Oversight and Government Reform subcommittee that expanded LNG exports ‘have the potential to slow or stop the manufacturing renaissance,’ according to his prepared testimony. ‘If export terminals are approved over a longer period of time, the domestic market place may have time to adjust, so as to avoid a price spike for domestic consumers,’ Cicio said in his testimony. ‘On the other hand, approval of several terminals and shipments starting all at the same time could shock the domestic market and prices could spike for all US consumers. Under this scenario, prices would increase right away in anticipation of the future demand.'”

Industrial Energy Consumers Call on US FERC to Study Gas Pipeline Capacity
Chris Newkumet, Platts (December 20, 2012)
“In a December 20 letter to Chairman Jon Wellinghoff, the Industrial Energy Consumers of America pointed to ‘growing evidence of potential electric reliability and natural gas deliverability issues that stem from coal-fired electric generation unit retirements and natural gas pipeline capacity sufficiency at peak demand.'”

Nod to Gas Exports in U.S. Study Seen Downplaying Consumer Cost
Jim Snyder and Bradley Olson, Bloomberg Businessweek (December 5, 2012)
“Once export applications are approved, there is no putting the genie back in the bottle. said Paul Cicio, president of Industrial Energy Consumers of America, a Washington-based manufacturing group.”

Federal Report says Natural Gas Exports Would Benefit Economy
Timothy Puko, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review (December 5, 2012)
“The best solution to our abundant supply is greater use domestically and  Congress should carefully look at the barriers to that end,” the Industrial  Energy Consumers of America said. “… Short-term impacts to price are (also)  understated. For sure, there will be extraordinary new demand by the industrial  sector” through 2020, increasing prices.”

Manufacturing is NOT Ready for Carbon Tax
Paul N. Cicio, National Journal (November 20, 2012)
“One thing for sure, manufacturing companies that compete globally are NOT ready for a carbon tax. And, policy makers who are supportive of building a thriving manufacturing sector must insist that a carbon tax and the higher energy costs that come with it – are off the table. A carbon tax would substantially increase the price of natural gas, electricity and transportation fuels.”

Energy Companies Win New Ally In Fight Over Tax Breaks
Tennille Tracy, First Enercast Financial (October 24, 2012)
“These projects would not exist, and may not continue to proceed, unless there is sustained confidence in the long-term supply of natural gas at globally advantaged prices,” the Industrial Energy Consumers of America said in a letter to several prominent lawmakers Wednesday.

What is Being Said About Coal Production Under President Obama?
Power Engineering (October 19, 2012)
“Paul N. Cicio, President of the Industrial Energy Consumers of America, said “In 2008, US manufacturing produced only 17.6 percent of the world’s manufacturing goods, down from 27 percent in 2000. Meanwhile, China increased their share from 8 percent to 17.3 percent in the same time period. In 2011, experts forecast that China now controls nearly 30 percent of the worlds market while the US is stuck in a jobless economic recovery and is struggling to reduce unemployment, increase exports and economic growth. This is not the time to implement untried [greenhouse gas] regulations with unknown, but potentially significant costs.”

Group Pushes U.S. House Republicans to Get Position Limits in Place
Platts (October 18, 2012)
“A financial reform group is pressing key US House Republicans to enact position limits in commodity markets, despite a court ruling which essentially overturned them. The coalition is a group of commodity end users which includes the American Public Gas Association, Industrial Energy Consumers of America and the Petroleum Marketers Association of America.”

The 10% 10% in 2016 Gas Export Problem
Paul N. Cicio, National Journal (September 27, 2012)
“The shale gas boom is the greatest opportunity for economic expansion that we will ever see in our lifetimes. There is a brewing problem however, that no one is talking about, that could squander this once in a lifetime economic opportunity. I call it the “10% 10% in 2016 Export Problem.”

NAT GAS Act Hurts Manufacturing Sector
Ashe Schow, Heritage Action for America (July 27, 2012)
“In addition to taxpayers, the manufacturing industry will also be a ‘loser’ in the government’s eyes, as the industry will suffer due to a rapid and market-distorted increase in demand, as the president of the Industrial Energy Consumers of America (IECA), Paul Cicio, explains in testimony.”

Manufacturers ‘Alarmed’ About Surging Natural Gas Demand
Jennifer A. Dlouhy, Fuel Fix (July 24, 2012)
“Paul Cicio, president of the Industrial Energy Consumers of America, said the group ‘is becoming very alarmed at the ever-increasing potential demand and over reliance on natural gas.'”

Proposed BLM Fracking Rule Has No Scientific Basis: IECA
Jim Magill, Platts (June 18, 2012)
“The federal Interior Department’s proposal to regulate hydraulic fracturing on federal lands has no scientific basis, the president of the Industrial Energy Consumers of America said Monday.”

Oil and Natural Gas Part Ways
Ken Silverstein, Forbes (May 14, 2012)
“The White House says that speculators are distorting those market fundamentals by buying up oil and creating the false perception that shortages exist. Prices then rise and the traders sell those “futures contracts” for quick profits. That’s a view generally supported by the Industrial Energy Consumers of America.”

Presidential Candidates Accelerate Oil and Gas Flames
Ken Silverstein, Energy Biz (April 25, 2012)
“Speculators are buying up oil and creating the false perception that shortages exist. Prices then rise and the traders sell those ‘futures contracts’ for quick profits, hurting American families. That’s a view generally supported by the Industrial Energy Consumers of America.”

Senate Republicans Try to Reverse Obama’s Pipeline Rejection
Environment News Service (February 1, 2012)
“Construction of the pipeline is supported by the American Petroleum Institute, the Association of Oil Pipe Lines, the Consumer Energy Alliance, the Independent Petroleum Association of America, the Industrial Energy Consumers of America, and the National Petrochemical and Refiners Association.”

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