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September 12, 2014
FE-Funded Study Released on Key Factors Affecting China Shale Gas Development

As many people know, over the past decade the United States has experienced a shale gas revolution that has beneficially transformed its energy landscape. In witnessing this transformation, other nations with significant shale resources are understandably interested in pursuing the responsible development of their domestic reserves, and achieving for their people accompanying economic, energy security and environmental benefits.

September 8, 2014
DOE Launches Natural Gas Infrastructure R&D Program Enhancing Pipeline and Distribution System Operational Efficiency, Reducing Methane Emissions

Following the White House and the Department of Energy Capstone Methane Stakeholder Roundtable on July 29th, DOE announced a series of actions, partnerships, and stakeholder commitments to help modernize the nation’s natural gas transmission and distribution systems and reduce methane emissions. Through common-sense standards, smart investments, and innovative research, DOE seeks to advance the state of the art in natural gas system performance. DOE’s effort is part of the larger Administration’s Climate Action Plan Interagency Strategy to Reduce Methane Emissions.

August 15, 2014
A tanker carries liquified natural gas (LNG) off the coast of Homer, Alaska. | Photo courtesy of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.
An Update on Proposed Changes to the Energy Department's LNG Export Decision-Making Procedures

After receiving numerous comments about a proposed procedural change to the Energy Department's liquified natural gas export decision-making process, the Department is finalizing its decision to implement the change.

July 31, 2014
ORDER NO. 3465: LNG DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, LLC

ORDER CONDITIONALLY GRANTING LONG-TERM MULTI-CONTRACT AUTHORIZATION TO EXPORT LIQUEFIED NATURAL GAS BY VESSEL FROM THE OREGON LNG TERMINAL IN WARRENTON, CLATSOP COUNTY, OREGON TO NON-FREE TRADE AGREEMENT NATIONS

July 29, 2014
A researcher evaluates methane produced in a unique conservation process. Methane is both a potent greenhouse gas and valuable energy resource.| Photo courtesy of the Energy Department.
A Path to Reduce Methane Emissions from Gas Systems

Secretary Moniz outlines steps the Department is taking to help modernize the nation’s natural gas transmission and distribution systems.

June 18, 2014
Infographic by <a href="/node/379579">Sarah Gerrity</a>, Energy Department.
Ensuring the Resiliency of Our Future Water and Energy Systems

A new report explores the interdependencies between our water and energy systems, framing the challenges and opportunities ahead for the Energy Department and our partners.

May 29, 2014
A tanker carries liquified natural gas (LNG) off the coast of Homer, Alaska. | Photo courtesy of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.
A Proposed Change to the Energy Department's LNG Export Decision-Making Procedures

To reflect changing market dynamics, the Department of Energy is proposing a change in the way it reviews applications to export liquified natural gas to non-Free Trade Agreement countries.

April 17, 2014
2013 Unconventional Oil and Gas Project Selections

The Office of Fossil Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory has an unconventional oil and gas program devoted to research in this important area of energy development. The laboratory partners with industry and academia through cost-sharing agreements to develop scientific knowledge and advance technologies that can improve the environmental performance of unconventional resource development. Once the resulting technologies are deployed for commercial use, our nation stands to reap huge benefits. Seven new projects were selected in the fall of 2013 under this program.

April 9, 2014
Dockets Open for Public Comment

Below is a list of the dockets that are currently open for public comment. The PDF files below contain more information on how to submit your comments.

  • SCT&E LNG, LLC - FE Docket No. 14-98-LNG
    Application for Long-Term, Multi-Contract Authorization To Export Liquefied Natural Gas to Non-Free Trade Agreement Countries

    Comments are due no later than 4:30 p.m., Eastern time, February 17, 2015.
March 28, 2014
Youghiogheny Wild and Scenic River (Maryland)

Portions of the Youghiogheny River are protected under the Scenic and Wild Rivers Act, and development on or near these areas is restricted. COMAR section 08.15.02 addresses permitted uses and allowable and prohibited agricultural, mining, commercial, industrial, and recreational activities in these areas, as well as stream alteration and diversion.