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House Energy and Commerce business meeting on LNG exports, efficiency bills

Washington, April 29, 2014, 4:00 pm

House Energy and Commerce Committee begins business meeting on H.R. 6, the Domestic Prosperity and Global Freedom Act, and efficiency bills. Opening statements only, votes to be held Wednesday.

House Energy and Commerce business meeting on LNG exports, efficiency bills

Washington, April 30, 2014, 10:00 am

House Energy and Commerce Committee holds business meeting on H.R. 6, the Domestic Prosperity and Global Freedom Act, and efficiency bills. Follows opening statements on Tuesday.

EU, Ukraine to ink gas deal

The Wall Street Journal

Representatives of Slovak pipeline operator Eustream and Ukrainian operator Ukrtransgaz are set to sign an agreement Monday on sending gas from the EU into Ukraine, after hammering out terms over the weekend, The Wall Street Journal reports.

New England’s gas problem: Paying for pipeline capacity

The Wall Street Journal

There’s general agreement that more pipeline capacity is needed to bring natural gas into New England, but one big problem is how to pay for it, The Wall Street Journal reports.

Associated Press

Congress back, set to tackle tax breaks, LNG legislation

Lawmakers return to Capitol Hill after a two-week recess ready to resume work on election-year priorities, including support for natural gas exports, while the House's tax chairman starts moving on expired tax breaks.

The scheduled business meeting on Tuesday by the House Ways and Means Committee will take up bills to make permanent six tax breaks, including the basic and energy research tax credit that would be worth $155.5 billion over 10 years.

Gas pipeline to Sabine Pass for exports to cost Williams Partners $300M


A pipeline to carry natural gas from Texas to a Sabine Pass facility planned for LNG exports will cost Williams Partners $300 million, FuelFix reports.

Explosion rocks small town in Washington

SEATTLE (AP) — A big explosion and fire destroyed three buildings, damaged several others, sent debris flying for blocks and jolted people awake early Friday in a Washington town, firefighters and North Bend residents said.

About the only good news was the time — 3:45 a.m. — when few people were in the business district of the Cascades foothills town about 30 miles east of Seattle.

"We are very, very fortunate that it happened in the early morning. If it was two hours later, the street would have been very busy," said Josie Williams, public information officer for Eastside Fire and Rescue.


US rig count up 30 to 1,861

HOUSTON (AP) — Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. rose by 30 this week to 1,861.

The Houston firm said in its weekly report Friday that 1,534 rigs were exploring for oil and 323 for gas. Four were listed as miscellaneous. A year ago there were 1,754 active rigs.

Energy Dept. welcomes fracking chemical disclosure

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The U.S. Department of Energy said Friday that it welcomes the decision by oil and gas industry supplier Baker Hughes to disclose all chemicals in hydraulic fracturing fluid. But Halliburton, a major competitor in the field, isn't committing to such disclosure.

Deputy Assistant Energy Secretary Paula Gant said that Baker Hughes' move "is an important step in building public confidence" and the department "hopes others will follow their lead."

Residents near NYC gas blast file suit

The New York Times

People living near buildings levelled by a natural gas explosion in Harlem have filed suit against their landlord and New York City, The New York Times reports, noting the case is scheduled to be in court May 6.


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