Natural Gas

2015

June 19, 2015
Congressmen Bill Flores & Bob Latta Send Letter to FERC on Natural Gas Pipeline Btu Specifications

May 22, 2015
IECA Supports S. 1226, the “American Helium Production Act of 2015″

May 22, 2015
IECA Supports S. 1215, the “Methane Hydrate Research and Development Amendments Act of 2015″

May 22, 2015
IECA Files Motion to Intervene on American LNG Marketing Export Application to Non-Free Trade Countries

May 14, 2015
IECA Files Motion to Intervene on Downeast LNG, Inc. Export Application to Non-Free Trade Countries

March 10, 2015
IECA Supports S. 585, the “American Natural Gas Security and Consumer Protection Act”
“Current law favors allowing LNG exports to the detriment of the domestic consumer. S.585 would turn this presumption in favor of consumers, the economy, and job creation here at home.”

February 26, 2015
IECA Agrees with 16 Senators – Large LNG Export Volumes Are Not Consistent with the Public Interest

February 19, 2015
IECA Responds to Questions from Senators Manchin and Franken Regarding Senate Hearing on S. 33, the LNG Permitting Certainty and Transportation Act

February 11, 2015
16 Senators Send Letter to Secretary Moniz on LNG Exports
“We are concerned about the conclusions you draw from these analysis, which we believe demonstrate that large volumes of LNG exports are not consistent with the public interest.”

February 9, 2015
IECA Files Motion to Intervene on Pieridae Energy (USA) Ltd. Export Application to Non-Free Trade Countries

January 29, 2015
IECA President Testifies Before the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee on S. 33, the “LNG Permitting Certainty and Transparency Act” (view verbal testimony) (view video testimony)

January 27, 2015
IECA Opposes S. 33, the “LNG Permitting Certainty and Transparency Act”

January 26, 2015
IECA Comments on FERC’s Cost Recovery Mechanisms for Modernization of Natural Gas Facilities

January 26, 2015
IECA Opposes H.R. 351, the “LNG Permitting Certainty and Transparency Act”

January 14, 2015
IECA Supports S. 15, the “Protecting States’ Rights to Promote American Energy Security Act”

January 13, 2015
IECA Supports H.R. 161, the “Natural Gas Pipeline Permitting Reform Act”

January 9, 2015
IECA Files Motion to Intervene on Venture Global LNG, LLC Export Application to Non-Free Trade Countries

January 9, 2015
IECA Files Motion to Intervene on Texas LNG, LLC Export Application to Non-Free Trade Countries

January 6, 2015
IECA Tells President Obama that Unfettered Exports of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) are not in the Public Interest (view press release)

2014

November 26, 2014
IECA Comments to FERC on the Coordination of the Scheduling Processes of Interstate Natural Gas Pipelines and Public Utilities

October 3, 2014
IECA to Congress: Australians’ Gas Bills Soar Amid LNG Export Boom (view letter to U.S. House)

September 11, 2014
IECA States that DOE Approves LNG Export Facilities Despite EIA Forecasts that Domestic Natural Gas Prices Will Increase 134 Percent in Ten Years

August 25, 2014
IECA Asks FERC for Study on Grid Reliability and Costs in Association with the Implementation of the EPA Clean Power Plan

August 19, 2014
IECA President Op-Ed: Why Manufacturers Oppose Unfettered LNG Exports

August 15, 2014
IECA Comments on DOE Issuance of Final Procedures for LNG Exports
“Unfortunately, the U.S. Department of Energy’s final rule did not address the most important issue, the public interest criteria for making decisions. The DOE did not make any changes to the criteria on how it makes public interest determination decisions that have very serious cost impact implications for all U.S. consumers.”

July 30, 2014
IECA Comments on the Preparation of the 2017-2022 Outer Continental Shelf Oil and Gas Leasing Program

July 24, 2014
Deloitte Australian LNG Report Illustrates the Dangers of Unfettered LNG Exports (view House letter) (view press release)

July 21, 2014
IECA Comments on DOE’s “Proposed Procedures for Liquefied Natural Gas Export Decisions” (view press release)

July 9, 2014
IECA Supports Streamlining Permitting Process for Onshore Oil and Gas Leases

July 2, 2014
IECA Urges U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Not to List the Greater Sage-Grouse as a Threatened Status Prematurely

July 1, 2014
IECA Tells Senate Natural Gas Flaring is a Weak Argument in Favor of Expediting LNG Exports (view House letter)

July 1, 2014
DOE Denies IECA Request to Extend Comment Period on Proposed Procedural Changes on LNG Exports

June 25, 2014
Manufacturers Oppose H.R. 6, A Bill to Expedite LNG Exports

June 23, 2014
Manufacturers Oppose H.R. 6, the “Domestic Prosperity and Global Freedom Act”

June 19, 2014
Industrial Natural Gas Consumers Oppose Senator Udall-Landrieu Bill To Expedite LNG Exports

June 19, 2014
IECA: Why Manufacturers are Concerned about Unfettered LNG Exports

June 18, 2014
IECA Submits Comments for the Hearing Record to the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee on LNG Exports

June 17, 2014
IECA Requests to Testify Before Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources on LNG Exports

June 17, 2014
IECA Supports H.R. 4293, the Natural Gas Gathering Enhancement Act

June 17, 2014
IECA Supports H.R. 1587, the Energy Infrastructure Improvement Act

June 12, 2014
IECA Requests Extended Comment Period on Proposed Procedural Changes on LNG Exports

May 30, 2014
IECA Cautiously Supports DOE Changes to LNG Export Decisions

May 8, 2014
22 Senators Send Letter to Obama on LNG Exports
“We write to express our concern regarding the impact that large-scale exports of natural gas could have on American consumers and businesses.”

May 6, 2014
IECA Tells U.S. Senate that LNG Market Signal to Putin Has Already Been Sent

April 29, 2014
IECA Rebuttal to H.R. 6 – False Claims of Sending Market Signal in Support of NATO Allies (view press release)

April 28, 2014
IECA States that Manufacturers Oppose H.R. 6

April 15, 2014
Australian Nitrogen Fertilizer CEO Confirms Unfettered LNG Exports Have Tripled Natural Gas Prices

April 9, 2014
IECA States that a Vote For H.R. 6 Is a Vote Against Manufacturing

April 8, 2014
IECA Urges Congress to Vote Against H.R. 6
“Even before the first shipment of LNG has been made, EIA AEO 2014 forecasts industrial prices to rise to $6.63 per million Btu, a 76 percent increase by 2019 versus 2012.”

March 28, 2014
IECA Warns Congress that the Australian LNG Export Story Should Sound As A Warning To U.S. Policymakers

March 25, 2014
IECA Comments on House Committee on Foreign Affairs Hearing on The Geopolitical Potential of the U.S. Energy Boom

March 25, 2014
IECA Comments on Senator Barrasso Amendment – Ukraine Has More Supply Years of Proven Natural Gas Reserves than the U.S.!

March 24, 2014
IECA Comments on Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources Hearing on Importing Energy, Exporting Jobs. Can it be Reversed

March 24, 2014
IECA Comments on House Subcommittee on Energy and Power Hearing on H.R. 6, the “Domestic Prosperity and Global Freedom Act”

March 24, 2014
IECA Requests Opportunity to Testify During Hearing on Exports

March 5, 2014
IECA Tells Congress to Export Hydraulic Fracturing Technology to Ukraine to Weaken Putin – Not U.S. LNG (view press release)

February 27, 2014
IECA Congressional Communication – Australia Power Company Turning Back to Coal, Due to Rapid LNG Exports

February 21, 2014
IECA Supports FERC Investigation into Winter Gas-Electric Reliability and Price Spikes

February 18, 2014
Letter from Senator Carl Levin to DOE Secretary Ernest Moniz and U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman on LNG Exports
“U.S. manufacturers and consumers of natural gas may be harmed by higher prices and placed at a competitive disadvantage if natural gas exports are authorized to countries with whom the United States does not have enforceable Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) to provide a level playing field for U.S. exporters.”

February 11, 2014
IECA Comments on DOE’s Approval of Sixth LNG Export Application to Non-Free Trade Countries – Cameron LNG

February 6, 2014
IECA Urges Secretary Moniz to Take “Time-Out” – LNG Export Approvals to Non-Free Trade Countries (view press release)

February 4, 2014
IECA Responds to E&C Committee’s LNG Report – Report Disappoints U.S. Manufacturing

2013

December 2, 2013
IECA Warns that Since Five LNG Export Approvals, Natural Gas Prices Are Up 35.6 Percent, Cost of $25.8 Billion

November 7, 2013
LNG Exports: DOE Policy Protects the Capital Investment of LNG Export Terminals but Not Domestic Manufacturing Investments (view press release)

November 4, 2013
IECA Supports HR 2728, the “Protecting States’ Rights to Promote American Energy Security Act”
“States with regulatory authorities over hydraulic fracturing are doing a very good job and should not have new federal regulations imposed.”

October 28, 2013
IECA Urges House Subcommittee on Energy and Power to Remove Section 4 in the “North American Energy Infrastructure Act”
“Section 4 has far reaching negative implications for domestic consumers, manufacturing competitiveness, and national security.”

October 16, 2013
IECA Responds to Daniel Yergin WSJ Story: “Why OPEC No Longer Calls the Shots”

October 10, 2013
IECA Responds to LNG Export Hearing
“Except for South Korea and Singapore, all of the countries that participated in the hearing do not have free trade agreements with the U.S. Countries that do not have a free trade  agreement often discriminate against U.S. manufacturing goods.”

October 8, 2013
IECA Urges Chairman Fred Upton to Remove an Anti-Consumer Provision in the “North American Energy Infrastructure Act”
“Section 4 of the legislation would remove DOE authorization responsibilities for LNG exports, thereby eliminating the public interest determination test.” (view press release) (view letter to Subcommittee)

September 23, 2013
IECA Files a Motion to Intervene on the Sabine Pass Second and Third LNG Export Terminal Applications

September 19, 2013
IECA Files a Motion to Intervene Out of Time: Freeport LNG Expansion, L.P. and FLNG Liquefaction, LLC LNG Export Terminal

September 10, 2013
IECA Files a Motion to Intervene Out of Time: Dominion, Cove Point LNG Export Terminal

August 23, 2013
IECA Comments on BLM Hydraulic Fracturing Proposed Rule
“We strongly objects to this rule that is a ‘rule in search of a problem’ – and makes a mockery of public policy.”

August 7, 2013
DOE Fails in Its Fiduciary Responsibility to the Public – In Its Approval of the Lake Charles LNG Export Terminal

August 5, 2013
IECA Files Motion to Intervene in Freeport-McMoRan Energy LLC LNG Export Application

July 10, 2013
Amendment 29 (Addressing Hydraulic Fracturing) to H.R. 2609, the ”Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act of 2014″ Failed by Voice Vote Thanks to IECA Efforts

July 10, 2013
IECA Urges House Members to Oppose Amendment 29 to H.R. 2609, the “Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act of 2014″
“Manufacturers will be directly impacted by this amendment through higher costs of natural gas, feedstock and electricity, thereby reducing competitiveness and jobs.”

June 21, 2013
IECA Supports H.R. 2231, the “Offshore and Energy Jobs Act”
“Expanding domestic production of energy resources creates jobs and increases the affordability of energy for the manufacturing sector.”

June 20, 2013
IECA Says DOE Failed in Fiduciary Responsibility in Approving Freeport LNG Export Terminal

June 20, 2013
Paul Cicio Testimony: Hearing on the “A Competitive Edge for American Manufacturing: Abundant American Energy” in the House Subcommittees on Energy and Power, and Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade (view verbal testimony)

May 21, 2013
IECA Send Letter to BLM – No Scientific Justification for the Oil and Gas; Hydraulic Fracturing on Federal and Indian Lands Rule

May 21, 2013
Paul Cicio Statement: Forum on the “Domestic Supply and the Potential Benefits or Unintended Consequences Caused by Expansion of Natural Gas Exports” in the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources (view verbal statement)

May 16, 2013
IECA Supports H.R. 1900, the Natural Gas Pipeline Permitting Reform Act
“Electric reliability is dependent upon natural gas pipeline capacity reliability.”

May 9, 2013
Paul Cicio Testimony: Hearing on the “Grid Reliability Challenges in a Shifting Energy Resource Landscape” in the House Subcommittee on Energy and Power (view verbal testimony)

May 8, 2013
FERC Responds to Chairman Wyden and Ranking Member Murkowski’s Request for Information on Section 5 Authority of the Natural Gas Act (Wyden/Murkowksi Request)

May 6, 2013
Natural Gas Reserves Review

May 1, 2013
IECA Update on LNG Exports

April 2013
Industrial Energy Prices and Costs from EIA AEO 2013: A $9.2 Billion Cost Increase

March 28, 2013
IECA and Others Request Hearing on Natural Gas Act Section 5 Reform to Chairman Wyden and Ranking Member Murkowski

March 27, 2013
House Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources Thanks IECA for Testimony on “America’s Onshore Energy Resources: Creating Jobs, Securing America, and Lowering Prices”

March 19, 2013
Paul Cicio Testimony: Hearing on “The Department of Energy’s Strategy for Exporting Liquefied Natural Gas” in the House Subcommittee on Energy Policy, Health Care and Entitlements (view verbal testimony)

March 14, 2013
Paul Cicio Testimony: Hearing on “America’s Onshore Energy Resources: Creating Jobs, Securing America, and Lowering Prices” in the House Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources

March 11, 2013
IECA Urges FERC Not to Expand Natural Gas Reporting Requirements

March 6, 2013
Chairman Ron Wyden and Ranking Member Murkowski Request Information from FERC on Section 5 Authority of the Natural Gas Act (FERC response)

February 25, 2013
IECA Submits Reply Comments on 2012 DOE NERA LNG Export Study

February 20, 2013
IECA Supports Alaska LNG Exports

February 14, 2013
IECA Requests Congressional Oversight – FERC Gas/Electric Coordination and Natural Gas Pipeline Sufficiency (view House letter)

February 8, 2013
IECA Cautions Lawmakers on LNG Export Approvals Analysis (view press release)

February 4, 2013
IECA LNG Export Issue Brief for NARUC

January 24, 2013
IECA Comments on 2012 DOE NERA LNG Export Study
“The NERA study is flawed and cannot be used to determine whether or not LNG exports
are ‘consistent with the public interest,’ and the study fails to compare the economic benefits of consuming the same quantities of natural gas domestically as exported under the study.” (view press release)

January 24, 2013
IECA Applauds BLM Revision of Proposed Hydraulic Fracturing Rules

January 11, 2013
Applications to Export LNG Grow to 47.8% of 2011 U.S. Demand

January 9, 2013
FERC Chairman Jon Wellinghoff Responds to IECA’s Gas-Electric Reliability Concerns

2012

December 20, 2012
IECA Urges FERC to Close Oversight Gap on Reliability of Electric and Gas Markets

December 5, 2012
IECA Comments on Release of the DOE Study on LNG Exports
“Once export applications are approved, there is no putting the genie back in the bottle. The export application approvals are for 20-30 year time periods and a lot can happen. For this reason it is important that policy makers thoughtfully evaluate the implications.”

October 24, 2012
IECA Urges Congress to Weigh Implications of Intangible Drillling Costs Tax Provision Modification (view press release)

September 27, 2012
IECA’s President Responds to National Journal Question “Sizing Up the Role of Natural Gas”
“There is a brewing problem however, that no one is talking about, that could squander this once in a lifetime economic opportunity. It is the ’10% 10% in 2016 Export Problem.’”

August 27, 2012
IECA Responds to the Michael A. Levi, “The Case for Natural Gas Exports” Op-Ed, August 15, 2012
“Using natural gas in manufacturing products and exporting those products is the best way to create jobs and economic growth.”

August 6, 2012
IECA Supports S. 3438, the “Offshore Petroleum Expansion Now (OPEN) Act of 2012”

July 23, 2012
IECA Requests a Hearing on Section 5 of the Natural Gas Act
“Section 5 of the Natural Gas Act should be amended in order stop natural gas pipeline companies from overcharging consumers.”

July 23, 2012
Paul Cicio Testimony: Hearing on “Natural Gas and Transportation” in the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources (view verbal testimony)

July 16, 2012
IECA Addresses Shortcomings of Brookings Institution’s U.S. Natural Gas Exports Report (view press release)

July 9, 2012
American Public Gas Association: Why Congress Needs to Amend Natural Gas Act Section 5 

June 22, 2012
IECA Applauds White House Decision to Delay Hydraulic Fracturing Rules

June 20, 2012
IECA Comments to the DOI on the Hydraulic Fracturing Regulations
“It is of great concern that BLM provides no supporting scientific data on hydraulic fracturing, well stimulation incidents, or problems that justify new overarching regulation.”

June 18, 2012
IECA Supports H.R. 4480 the “Domestic Energy and Jobs Act”
“Expanding domestic production of energy resources creates jobs and increases the affordability of energy for the manufacturing sector.”

June 15, 2012
IECA Sends Letter to Secretary Salazar – BLM Provides No Supporting Scientific Data to Justify Hydraulic Fracturing Regulation on Federal Lands (view press release)

May 24, 2012
IECA Urges Congress to Stop Letting Natural Gas Pipelines Overcharge Customers

May 9, 2012
IECA Congratulates Secretary Salazar on Approving the Anadarko Utah Project on Federal Lands

May 9, 2012
IECA Urges FERC to Coordinate Between the Natural Gas and Electricity Markets
“IECA is concerned about electric reliability.”

March 29, 2012
IECA Supports the Energy eXploration and Production to Achieve National Demand (EXPAND) Act
“We support expanding domestic exploration and production of oil and natural gas, as well as the approval of the Keystone XL Pipeline.”

March 13, 2012
IECA Urges Senate Not to Jeopardize Manufacturing Competitiveness and Encourages Them to Vote “No” on the Menendez/Burr Amendment No. 1782, the “Nat Gas Act”

March 8, 2012
Manufacturing and Agriculture Organizations Urge Senate to Vote “No” on the Menendez/Burr Amendment No. 1782, the “Nat Gas Act”

March 7, 2012
IECA Opposes Senator Menendez Amendment No. 1782, the “Nat Gas Act”

March 1, 2012
IECA Opposes Subsidies for Natural Gas Use In Transportation Sector
“Subsidies are not needed. Natural gas prices are substantially below that of gasoline and diesel and provide consumers significant financial incentives.”

February 24, 2012
IECA Request for Correction – Technical Support Document, “Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reporting from the Petroleum and Natural Gas Industry”

February 23, 2012
IECA Urges Secretary Salazar to Not Regulate Hydraulic Fracturing in States with Federal Lands
“Western states with federal lands already have regulations in place that protect the environment. New federal regulation is not needed and will slow natural gas and oil production just when it is needed most – impacting manufacturing jobs and competitiveness.” (view press release)

February 14, 2012
The Natural Gas Revolution: What It Means for Industrial Energy Users – Devon Energy Presentation

January 19, 2012
IECA Applauds EIA Study on Natural Gas Exports – Price Increases Between 36 to 54 Percent by 2018
“The DOE has the responsibility to protect the interest of the public in this matter and the EIA study is a good step.”

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