IECA In the News

GOP Natural Gas Pipeline Permitting Bill Competing with Manchin Plan
Carolyn Davis, Natural Gas Intel (September 13, 2022)
“Meanwhile, the Industrial Energy Consumers of America (IECA) separately told Congress that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and the North American Electric Reliability Corp. (NERC) should help secure more access to natural gas by expanding pipeline infrastructure.”

Congress Should Require FERC, NERC to Monitor Gas Pipeline Capacity to Ensure Reliability, Manufacturers Say
Ethan Howland, Utility Dive (September 12, 2022)
Industrial Energy Consumers of America, a trade group for manufacturers, urged Congress on Friday to give the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and the North American Electric Reliability Corp. responsibility for making sure there is enough interstate natural gas pipeline capacity to maintain the reliability of the natural gas and electricity systems during peak periods.”

Record U.S. LNG Exports To Europe May Not Last
Irina Slav, oilprice.com (September 11, 2022)
“LNG exports have already resulted in substantially increased inflation via higher natural gas and electric power prices,” wrote the Industrial Energy Consumers of America group in a regulatory filing cited by the FT.”

Manufacturers Push Regulators for More Natural Gas Pipelines
Nico Portuondo, E&E News (September 9, 2022)
“For decades, the current system has worked well. When pipeline capacity was needed, pipeline companies filed permits to the FERC and for the most part, the pipelines were approved and built without much delay,” wrote Paul Cicio, CEO of Industrial Energy Consumers of America.””

MISO Set to Expand Grid, Usher in Renewable Development
Kelvey Vander Hart, C3 (September 8, 2022)
“But project development is not all smooth sailing from here. Consumer advocates concerned about project costs have filed a complaint with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to mandate competitive behavior during project development from MISO. These groups include the Industrial Energy Consumers of America, the Coalition of MISO Transmission Customers, the Wisconsin Industrial Energy Group, the Resale Power Group of Iowa, the Association of Businesses Advocating Tariff Equity, and the Michigan Chemistry Council.””

US’s Gas Rescue Plan for Europe Threatens Domestic Backlash
Financial Times (September 8, 2022)
“In August the Industrial Energy Consumers of America, a manufacturing group, said in a regulatory filing that “LNG exports have already resulted in substantially increased inflation via higher natural gas and electric power prices.”

FERC Urged To Smash State Grid Construction Law Barriers
Law 360 (September 2, 2022)

Battle Lines Drawn on FERC Tx Planning NOPR
Rich Heidorn Jr. and Sam Mintz, RTO Insider (August 17, 2022)
“Commenters disagreed over FERC’s proposed transmission planning rules, sparring over its 20-year planning horizon and reinstatement of the federal ROFR.”

Aluminum Mill Producing 20% of US Supply Can’t Afford Their Electric Bill – This is Biden’s Energy Crisis
Jack Davis, The Western Journal (August 12, 2022)
“The Industrial Energy Consumers of America wants the Biden administration to limit the amount of gas American energy suppliers send overseas for fear that shortages will begin here in the U.S.”

Why US Gas Can’t Solve Europe’s Energy Crisis
Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide (August 2, 2022)
“Paul Cicio, CEO of the manufacturer trade group Industrial Energy Consumers of America, told the Wall Street Journal that ‘the American consumer, the American economy, the American national security is at risk unless we maintain surplus inventory.'”

LNG Exports and the Rising Cost of U.S. Natural Gas: Manufacturing’s Fight for Supply Security
NGI’s Hub & Flow (July 29, 2022)
“Paul Cicio, CEO of the Industrial Energy Consumers of America (IECA), joins Jamison Cocklin, NGI’s senior editor of LNG, to discuss the role that rising LNG exports have had in pushing U.S. natural gas prices higher. IECA represents thousands of energy-intensive facilities across the country. The organization has been working for years to curb the rapid pace of LNG export growth as the manufacturing sector faces rising prices and stronger competition from overseas.”

High Natural Gas Prices May Ripple Across the Energy Sector
Mike Lee, Carlos Anchondo, E&E News (July 28, 2022)
“Manufacturing companies are ‘severely’ affected by high natural gas prices, Paul Cicio, president and CEO of the Industrial Energy Consumers of America (IECA), said in an email.

FERC’s Proposed Rulemaking on Transmission Planning Draws Mixed Reviews
S&P Global Commodity Insights (July 28, 2022)
“Paul Cicio, Industrial Energy Consumers of America president and CEO and organizer of the Electricity Transmission Competition Coalition, said his organization’s priorities are ‘competition, competition, competition.'”

MISO Approves Large Grid Expansion, Paving Way for Renewables
Miranda Willson, E&E News (July 26, 2022)
“Because of those state laws, 90 percent of the transmission lines MISO approved yesterday are expected to be built by utilities, as opposed to independent energy companies that could potentially develop them more cheaply, the complaint said. It was filed by the Industrial Energy Consumers of America, the Wisconsin Industrial Energy Group and other groups.”

Customer Groups Seek to End Utility Lock on Transmission Development in MISO States
Ethan Howland, Utility Dive (July 25, 2022)
“The complaint filed by Industrial Energy Consumers of America and five other groups comes as MISO’s board is set to vote today on the $10.4 billion initial tranche of a long-range transmission plan.”

Consumer Groups File FERC Complaint Against MISO
Amanda Durish Cook (July 24, 2022)

Lake Charles LNG Plan Facing Opposition from Industrial Advocates as ‘Line in the Sand’
Jacob Dick, Natural Gas Intelligence (July 12, 2022)
“The Industrial Energy Consumers of America (IECA) has targeted Energy Transfer LP’s request to extend the timeline of liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports from its proposed Lake Charles project as a part of what group leadership calls “a line in the sand.”

Natural Gas Soars 700%, Becoming Driving Force in the New Cold War
Gerson Freitas Jr, Stephen Stapczynski and Anna Shiryaevskaya, Bloomberg (July 9, 2022)
“Natural gas remains cheaper in the US — but even there, futures had more than doubled this year before the Freeport shutdown. With key political allies from Germany to Ukraine desperate to buy American gas, US manufacturers warn that more sales abroad will mean higher costs at home. The market reaction to the Freeport fire illustrates a “clear connection between LNG exports and the inflationary impacts to domestic prices for natural gas and electricity,” says Paul Cicio, president of the Industrial Energy Consumers of America.”

Unusual Coalition Aims to Turn Biden Against LNG Exports
Jeremy Beaman, Washington Examiner (July 8, 2022)
“Paul Cicio, president and CEO of Industrial Energy Consumers of America, which represents a wide range of manufacturers producing everything from chemicals to plastics and cement, pointed to the outage in a recent protest filing with the Department of Energy to argue that DOE should scale down its LNG export authorizations to keep more of that gas at home.”

The US Industrial Complex Is Starting to Buckle From High Power Costs
Joe Deaux and Naureen S. Malik, Bloomberg (July 7, 2022)
“The Industrial Energy Consumers of America has been calling on the Biden administration for months to limit the amount of gas US energy suppliers send overseas, warning that exports would eventually lead to supply shortages at home.”

US Freeport Outage, Nord Stream Drop Lift Global Gas Markets
Hellenic Shipping News (June 20, 2022)
“Today’s announcement that the Freeport LNG export terminal will not be restarting until later this year, and the resulting significant drop in pricing, demonstrates the clear connection between LNG exports and the inflationary impacts to domestic prices for natural gas and electricity,’ according to a statement from the Industrial Energy Consumers of America, an industrial trade association that has vocally opposed unrestricted US LNG exports.”

Opinion: US LNG is Becoming a Zero-Sum Game
Seb Kennedy, Energy Monitor (June 17, 2022)
Industrial Energy Consumers of America, a Washington-based trade body that has been campaigning for years to cap US gas exports, has seized on this moment to drive home its message: US LNG is hurting American industry.”

U.S. Gas Exports Bind America to the World, in Sickness and in Health
Anya Litvak, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (June 16, 2022)
Industrial Energy Consumers of America, a Washington D.C.-based group that has previously written to the U.S. Department of Energy asking it to curtail LNG exports, said the dynamic ‘demonstrates the clear connection between LNG exports and the inflationary impacts to domestic prices for natural gas and electricity.'”

What Does Extended Freeport LNG Outage Mean?
Andreas Exarheas, Rigzone (June 16, 2022)
“In a separate statement sent to Rigzone, Industrial Energy Consumers of America (IECA) noted that the announcement that the Freeport LNG export terminal will not be restarting until later this year, and the resulting significant drop in pricing, demonstrates the clear connection between LNG exports and the inflationary impacts to domestic prices for natural gas and electricity.”

Natural Gas Could Start to Melt United Front Against Russia
Jinjoo Lee, The Wall Street Journal (June 15, 2022)
“The Industrial Energy Consumers of America, an industry group of manufacturers, released a statement on Tuesday saying that the drop in natural-gas prices following the Freeport LNG development ‘demonstrates the clear connection between LNG exports and the inflationary impacts to domestic prices for natural gas and electricity.'”

Global Natural Gas Prices Soar on Freeport LNG, Russian Outages
Jamison Cocklin, Natural Gas Intelligence (June 15, 2022)
“The Freeport outage has renewed calls to limit U.S. exports, as well. The Industrial Energy Consumers of America (IECA) said the steep drop in prices Tuesday after the terminal said it would offline longer ‘demonstrates the clear connection’ between exports and the ‘inflationary impacts’ to domestic prices for natural gas and electricity.”

U.S. Natural Gas Prices Fall Over Texas Terminal Repairs That Will Take Months
Bill Taylor, Inferse (June 15, 2022)
“That the closing of one export terminal ‘is having such a significant impact to prices’ should be “alarming to federal policymakers,’ said Paul Cicio, president of the Industrial Energy Consumers of America, a lobbying group.”

Natural-Gas Prices Plunge After Extended Outage at Texas LNG Facility
Ryan Dezember, The Wall Street Journal (June 14, 2022)
“U.S. manufacturers and consumer advocates have pointed to rising LNG exports as a big reason behind budget-busting energy costs at home. ‘It should be alarming to federal policy makers that the Freeport LNG terminal only exports 2 billion cubic feet a day, yet it is having such a significant impact to prices,’ said Paul Cicio, chief executive of Industrial Energy Consumers of America, a manufacturers’ association.”

Freeport LNG Extends Outage After Fire, Targets Year End for Full Operations
Liz Hampton and Marwa Rashad, Reuters (June 14, 2022)
“Paul Cicio, chief executive of the Industrial Energy Consumers of America, a trade group that has called on Congress to limit expanded LNG export permits, said the outage highlighted the impact exports had on costs for U.S. consumers.”

U.S. Efforts to Help Supply Europe with Natural Gas Take a Hit
Clifford Krauss, The New York Times (June 14, 2022)
“That the closing of one export terminal ‘is having such a significant impact to prices’ should be ‘alarming to federal policymakers,’ said Paul Cicio, president of the Industrial Energy Consumers of America, a lobbying group.”

FERC Says LNG Export Growth Key Factor in Higher Summer Natural Gas, Electric Prices
Jeremiah Shelor, Natural Gas Intelligence (May 20, 2022)
“Meanwhile, the Industrial Energy Consumers of America trade group, following Thursday’s FERC meeting, called out U.S. LNG export growth as a key factor behind elevated domestic natural gas prices.”

MISO Exec, IMM Debate Next Steps After Capacity Auction Shortfall
Amanda Durish Cook, RTO Insider (May 18, 2022)

Surging Natural Gas Prices Squeeze U.S. Industrial Sector
Marcy de Luna and Bianca Flowers, Reuters (May 16, 2022)
“Paul Cicio of the Industrial Energy Consumers of America, president of the group, wrote last month to Jennifer Granholm in a written statement. The group asked Washington to stop approving LNG export permit until U.S. gasoline stockpiles have been rebuilt.”

U.S. Natural Gas Prices Retake $8.00 as Additional European Exports Secured
Nathan Allen, Seeking Alpha (May 16, 2022)
“While rising natural gas prices have been well received by energy investors, the President of the Industrial Energy Consumers of America trade group said Sunday, ‘the manufacturing sector cannot invest and create jobs without assurances that our natural gas and electricity prices will not be imperiled by excessive LNG exports.'”

Energy Policy Abandons Electricity Consumers and Increases Inflation
Jon Wellinghoff & Paul Cicio Op-Ed (May 15, 2022)

Power Prices Jumped 51% in PJM, 85% in New England in Q1 Due to Rising Gas Prices
Ethan Howland, Utility Drive (May 13, 2022)
“‘The culprit is the high and accelerating price of natural gas, largely driven by LNG exports,’ Paul Cicio, President and CEO of Industrial Energy Consumers of America, a trade group, said Friday in an email.

U.S. Natural Gas Prices Surge as Europe Turns Away from Russian Energy
Derek Brower, Financial Times (May 5, 2022)
“Consumers in the U.S. are feeling the pinch. ‘But for LNG, the price of Henry Hub would be $3.50 a million Btu,’ said Paul Cicio, president of the Industrial Energy Consumers of America, a trade group that has long criticized U.S. LNG exports.”

U.S. Regulators Nix Pipeline’s ‘Climate-Friendly’ Gas Plan
Daniel Moore, Bloomberg (May 2, 2022)
“The Industrial Energy Consumers of America ‘agrees with FERC’s decision that the pipeline has failed to demonstrate its tariff is just and reasonable,’ Paul Cicio, the group’s president and CEO, said in a statement Monday. ‘There needs to be cost-containment accountability. All of their costs are passed onto us, the buyers of the natural gas.”

Europe Wants American Natural Gas. That Could Crive Up U.S. Prices
Laurie Foti, World News Era (April 30, 2022)
“You can’t just open the floodgates and keep exporting more gas without a safety net for the U.S. consumer,” said Paul Cicio, president of the Industrial Energy Consumers of America, a trade group representing thousands of manufacturers of fertilizers, chemicals and other products heavily reliant on natural gas. “But that is what is going on.”

While Texas Froze Part 3: The Increasing Global Demand for LNG
Paul Robbins, The Austin Bulldog (April 29, 2022)
“Alarm from U.S. manufacturing industries over LNG exports can best be described by the position of the Industrial Energy Consumers of America (IECA), an organization representing the interests of more than 11,700 U.S. manufacturing facilities including chemicals, plastics, metal smelting and working, paper, food processing, building products, automotive manufacturing, independent oil refining, and cement. IECA has been involved at the federal level in both the regulation and legislation for more than 20 years.”

Europe Wants American Natural Gas. That Could Drive Up U.S. Prices
Evan Halper, Washington Post (April 28, 2022)
“’You can’t just open the floodgates and keep exporting more gas without a safety net for the U.S. consumer,’” said Paul Cicio, president of the Industrial Energy Consumers of America, a trade group representing thousands of manufacturers of fertilizers, chemicals and other products heavily reliant on natural gas. “But that is what is going on.”

Natural Gas Exports Fuel Spike in U.S. Utility Bills
Brian Dabbs, National Journal (April 28, 2022)
“‘I’ll put it this way: The average consumer, the homeowner, has no idea, no idea what is happening or what’s about to happen to them,’ said Paul Cicio, CEO of the Industrial Energy Consumers of America, in an interview.”

Golden LNG Export Opportunity Comes With Potential Risks For Shale
Dan Eberhart, Forbes (April 27, 2022)
“Last month, the Industrial Energy Consumers of America (IECA) filed comments with FERC opposing Venture Global’s application for long-term authorization to export LNG from its proposed CP2 project in Louisiana to non-free trade agreement nations. The fear is that state-controlled buyers in global LNG markets like China could capitalize on expanded U.S. LNG exports by outbidding European players for cargoes in the globalized gas market.”

Should EPA Back-Off Pollution Controls to Help LNG Exports Replace Russian Gas in Germany?
James Bruggers, Inside Climate News (April 20, 2022)
“‘Every consumer has been impacted by LNG exports,’” said Paul Cicio, president and chief executive officer of the Industrial Energy Consumers of America, a lobby for manufacturers. ‘But for LNG exports, we would have a lot of gas and prices would be lower,’ he said.”

Biden’s Energy Marshall Plan for Europe Is No Quick Fix
Paul Takahashi and Sergio Chapa, Bloomberg (March 31, 2022)
Industrial Energy Consumers of America, a lobbying group, already blames LNG exports for helping to push up energy bills. U.S. natural gas prices have risen about 45% in the year to date and more than doubled over the past 12 months.”

Russia Crisis May Drive a U.S. Natural Gas Surge
Mike Soraghan, E&E News (March 9, 2022)
“Increased exports will put more upward pressure on prices. ‘This will likely spur more export capacity to get built, which will increase demand on an uncertain supply, and uncertain pipeline capacity,’ said Paul Cicio, president and CEO of the Industrial Energy Consumers of America.

Ukraine ‘Energy War’ Demands Fast Gas Permits, Manchin Says
Bloomberg Law (March 3, 2022)
“U.S. energy regulators’ decision to scrutinize new natural gas pipelines and export terminals are a threat to the country’s energy security and suggest a partisan Democratic agenda at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee’s top Democrat and Republican charged Thursday. The Industrial Energy Consumers of America wrote to the committee to oppose the policy.”

Fuel for Thought: Backing New Role in Digital Asset Oversight, CFTC Chair also Embraces Limits
Maya Weber, S&P Global Platts (February 15, 2022)
“On a separate matter Feb. 9, the CFTC continued to hear calls to investigate a late-January price spike for the February 2022 NYMEX futures contract. The American Public Power Association asked the regulator to closely examine activity for manipulation or other lawful contact, joining a prior request by the Industrial Energy Consumers of America.

Lack of Pipelines Pushing Up Prices for Natural Gas
James Osborne, Houston Chronicle (February 10, 2022)
“Limited capacity on pipelines is driving up natural gas prices for U.S. manufacturers, making it tougher to compete with low-cost manufactures abroad, the trade group Industrial Energy Consumers of America said in a letter to members of Congress.”

Lack of New M-U Pipelines Hitting East Coast Manufacturers Hard
Marcellus Drilling News (February 10, 2022)
“The trade group Industrial Energy Consumers of America (IECA) sent a letter to members of Congress yesterday telling our dear leaders that not enough new natural gas pipelines are getting built, especially in the eastern part of the country, and that lack of new pipelines is having a seriously negative impact on U.S. manufacturers that can’t get enough gas, and the gas they’re buying costs too much. Lack of pipelines is ‘detrimental to new investments and job creation’ according to the letter. In particular, the letter complained about flows along the mighty Transco pipeline, owned by Williams.

Gas Pipeline Constraints Showing Along East Coast, Manufacturers Say
James Osborne, Houston Chronicle (February 9, 2022)
“Limited capacity on natural gas pipelines is driving up gas prices for U.S. manufacturers, making it tougher to compete with low-cost manufactures abroad, the trade group Industrial Energy Consumers of America said in a letter to members of Congress Wednesday.”

National Grid Natural Gas Bills Are Expected to Spike in February
Newsday (February 9, 2022)

Increased U.S. Natural Gas Exports = Higher U.S. Prices: Who Knew?
Kurt Cobb, Resilience (February 6, 2022)
“…the senators mentioned above and a trade group representing natural gas users, the Industrial Energy Consumers of America, beg to differ. They say that energy is unique and keeping it affordable is critical to the business competitiveness and vitality of the U.S. economy.”

Biden Faces Growing Pressure to Restrict LNG Exports Following Price Spike
Houston Chronicle (February 4, 2022)
“The trade group Industrial Energy Consumers of America wrote to Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm in November asking the administration to create a consumer safety valve.”

Manufacturers’ Group Asks CFTC to Probe Jan. 27 Henry Hub Futures Price Spike
Maya Weber and Kelsey Hallahan, S&P Global Platts (February 2, 2022)
“The Industrial Energy Consumers of America wrote CFTC Chairman Rostin Behnam Feb. 2, asking the regulator to look into the role of derivatives, who benefited, and how the CFTC could prevent such a spike in the future. He also urged the commission to look into whether its expanded speculative position limits were a factor in the spike, and what role passive funds may have played. He also asked the regular to examine who was on either side of the closing price.”

Russia-Ukraine Conflict: US and Europe Make Contingency Plan in Case Putin Cuts Off Gas Supplies
Leo Cendrowicz, inews (January 27, 2022)
“Within the US, a group representing large industrial energy users and manufacturers that traditionally resists the export of US natural gas has shown a willingness to make an exception for helping Europeans weather any possible cut-off of Russian natural gas. The group, Industrial Energy Consumers of America, has asked Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm to limit exports of liquefied natural gas (LNG).”

Opponents of US LNG Exports Call for Controls Amid World Gas Crunch
Edale-Trading (January 27, 2022)
“The IECA has called for a new Natural Gas Act to revisit how the US government determines whether exports are in the public interest and the creation of a ‘consumer safety valve’ that would allow the US to roll back exports in the event of significantly higher domestic prices.”

U.S. Plans to Divert Natural Gas to Europe if Russia Cuts Off Supplies Amid Crisis with Ukraine
Vanesa Catanzaro, The BL (January 26, 2022)
“One of the industrial energy manufacturing groups, Industrial Energy Consumers of America, had asked the U.S. Secretary of Energy to limit exports of liquefied natural gas, or LNG, citing rising costs.”

Are U.S. LNG Exports Leading to Higher Prices? Yes, Say Consumer Advocates
Jacob Dick, Natural Gas Intelligence (January 26, 2022)
“President Paul N. Cicio of the nonprofit Industrial Energy Consumers of America (IECA) said the manufacturing advocate would continue to oppose expanding LNG export projects and deals until the approval process is reformed.”

Analysts Weigh in on Increase in Gas and Energy Prices
Haley Weger, KPLC TV (January 25, 2022)
“Paul N. Cicio, with the nonprofit- Industrial Energy Consumers of America, worries that extended contracts with global exports will pose problems in the future. ‘We are giving – those policies are giving – foreign countries access to our gas all the way out to 2050 but without any guarantees that that gas is going to be available for the domestic market and at responsible prices,’ Cicio said.”

Experts Talk about Price, Supply of Natural Gas
Lisa Dunlap, Roswell Daily Record (January 25, 2022)
“Two experts on the U.S. liquified natural gas industry have said that U.S. consumers and businesses are being hurt by national policy that encourages exports of LNG to foreign countries, with one saying that the group he represents is asking U.S. Department of Energy officials to develop “safety valve” programs to ensure reasonable prices and supply in this country.”

States Unwind FERC Plans for Grid Expansion
Jeffrey Tomich, E&E News (January 19, 2022)
“Paul Cicio, CEO of the Industrial Energy Consumers of America, said the group is “disappointed that Michigan has decided to pass right of first refusal legislation which prevents transmission projects from being competitively bid. Competitively bid transmission projects reduce costs by about one-third, saving billions for consumers.”

Imports to Exports: U.S. Set to Lead World in LNG Sales
Larry Persily, Alaska Journal of Commerce (December 1, 2021)
“The Industrial Energy Consumers of America sent a letter on Nov. 22 to U.S. Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm, offering a dozen reasons why the department should scale back export approvals. Two months earlier, the same group urged the department to require exporters to throttle back their cargoes.”

U.S. Senator Questions Oil and Gas Companies on Rising LNG Exports, Gas Prices
Maya Weber, S&P Global Platts (November 24, 2021)
“A long-time opponent of US LNG exports, IECA has been asking the Department of Energy to reconsider whether its export authorizations are in the public interest and consider a ‘consumer safety valve’ on exports to non-free trade agreement countries.”

Senators Knock Energy Exports as Fuel Prices Surge
Ben Lefebvre, Politico (November 16, 2021)
“Limiting energy exports has gained new attention as prices have surged in recent months. The Industrial Energy Consumers of America, a trade group representing manufacturing companies, sent a letter to Manchin and Committee ranking member John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) asking Congress to limit the amount of natural gas shipped overseas.”

America’s LNG Growing Pains
Seb Kennedy, Energy Flux (October 28, 2021)
“The Industrial Energy Consumers of America last month fired a warning shot at the White House, calling for LNG exports to be curbed “to prevent a supply crisis” this winter.”

FERC’s Glick Urges Power Plant Owners to Line Up Fuel Supplies as Gas Prices Soar
Ethan Howland, Utility Dive (October 22, 2021)
“The warning about high natural gas prices this winter comes as the Industrial Energy Consumers of America, a trade group for manufacturers, is urging the Department of Energy to limit LNG exports to keep gas prices in check this winter.”

Oil Recovery Shows Demand is Still on a Rising Trend
Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide (October 12, 2021)
“Even so, gas buyers in the US have been looking nervously at rising domestic prices. The Industrial Energy Consumers of America, a group that has long argued for restraint on US LNG exports, last month urged Jennifer Granholm, the energy secretary, to take immediate action to curb international sales of US gas. The group urged the Biden administration to ‘reduce export rates’ for US LNG until gas inventories were back at five-year average levels, and to put a hold on all pending approvals for new export facilities pending a review of whether the projects are ‘in the public interest.'”

Global Natural Gas Thirst Unlikely to be Satiated by U.S. Production
Carolyn Davis, Natural Gas Intelligence (October 11, 2021)
“In an open letter sent in September to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), the Industrial Energy Consumers of America called for reducing LNG exports to prevent a supply crisis this winter.”

Natural-Gas Shortage Sets Off Scramble Ahead of Winter
Joe Wallace, Collin Eaton and Benoit Faucon, The Wall Street Journal (October 7, 2021)
“If U.S. natural gas prices keep climbing to about $10 per million British thermal units, up from almost $6 now, some manufacturers won’t be able to turn a profit and may have to shut some operations, said Paul Cicio, president of manufacturing trade group Industrial Energy Consumers of America, who advocates limiting LNG exports from the U.S. to allow inventories to recover.”

U.S. Manufacturers Urge Congress to Avoid Imposing Fees on Energy-Intensive Industries
Carolyn Davis, Natural Gas Intelligence (September 28, 2021)
“The Industrial Energy Consumers of America (IECA) on Tuesday urged Congress to not impose any direct or indirect climate-related costs on U.S. manufacturers until an import fee is implemented on carbon-intensive goods.”

Soaring Gas Prices Ripple through Heavy Industry, Supply Chains
Bozorgmehr Sharafedin and Susanna Twidale, Roslan Khasawneh, Reuters (September 22, 2021)
Industrial Energy Consumers of America, a trade group representing chemical, food and materials manufacturers, has in recent days called on the U.S. Department of Energy to stop the country’s liquefied natural gas producers from exporting gas to help keep the energy costs down for industry.”

America’s Next Hot Import Might Be Record Energy Prices
Jinjoo Lee, Wall Street Journal (September 20, 2021)
“The Industrial Energy Consumers of America, a trade group representing manufacturers, sent a letter to Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm on Friday urging immediate action to reduce LNG exports so that the U.S. can stock up on enough natural gas before winter. The group said many manufacturers can no longer compete in the market if Henry Hub prices rise above $10 per MMBtu.”

US DOE Urged to Cut LNG Expo”rts as Gas Costs Spike
Anthony Wright, Gasworld (September 20, 2021)
“In an open letter to the US Department of Energy (DOE), non-profit energy trade association the Industrial Energy Consumers of America (IECA) has called for a reduction in liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports to prevent a supply crisis this coming winter.”

Trade Group Wants Restrictions on U.S. Natural Gas Exports
Rithika Krishna, Reuters (September 19, 2021)
Industrial Energy Consumers of America (IECA), a trade group representing chemical, food and materials manufacturers, said U.S. prices would have to increase to $10 per mmBtu to provide incentive to producers to pump more gas and bring stocks back to historic levels.”

Bipartisan Bills Would Tweak Tax Break, FERC Powers
Geof Koss, E&E News (June 22, 2021)
“This creates an incentive for interstate natural gas pipelines to prolong such cases because they are able to keep all of the overcharged monies,” wrote the Industrial Energy Consumers of America, the American Public Gas Association, the American Public Power Association and others.”

DHS Issues Pipeline Cybersecurity Directive but Industry Championing FERC Mandatory Standards
Sonal Patel, Power Magazine (May 31, 2021)
“At least one group, the Industrial Energy Consumers of America (IECA), is actively lobbying Congress to give FERC federal reliability oversight over natural gas pipelines, as well as the mandate authority to issue standards for pipeline physical and cybersecurity requirements.”

Manufacturers Push for Mandatory Federal Cybersecurity Standards for Natural Gas Pipelines
Jeremiah Shelor, Natural Gas Intelligence (May 19, 2021)
“Pointing to the Colonial Pipeline attack as a “wake-up call” for lawmakers, the Industrial Energy Consumers of America (IECA) wrote in letters to the Senate and the House of Representatives that lawmakers should give the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission authority to oversee reliability and establish mandatory requirements for securing natural gas pipelines against threats.”

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