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Connecticut Raises Coastal Issues in Broadwater

The Day reports that Connecticut Governor Rell and DEP Commissioner McCarthy told FERC October 27 that the Broadwater LNG terminal, proposed for Long Island Sound, should be consistent the Connecticut’s coastal zone management laws. At this writing, the letter is not available in the FERC docket. If Connecticut successfully asserts Coastal Zone Management Act jurisdiction...

U.S. Ambassador Says Canada Has Minimal Influence in Fate of Maine LNG Projects

Canadian foes of the three LNG projects on the U.S. side of Passamaquoddy Bay yesterday disagreed with U.S. Ambassador David Wilkins, who said that Ottawa has little authority to impede the proposals. An article written by the Canadian Press is in yesterday’s Boston Globe. See similar article in today’s Bangor Daily News. [Access to archived articles requires a...

Indian Official Says U.S. Sanctions Will Not Hamper Iranian LNG Transactions

A top-ranking Indian Petroleum and Natural Gas Ministry official yesterday said that GE’s decision to withhold liquefaction equipment from Iran under alleged U.S. pressure will not impede LNG sales. Yesterday’s Platts LNG Daily has the details. [Subscription...

Incidents in LNG-Shipping Sector Trouble Some Industry Insiders

Some industry officials are wondering if the minor mishaps involving LNG carriers may undermine LNG’s laudable safety record and distance skeptics in the public. An article in today’s TradeWinds has the story. [Subscription required]

FERC Issues Draft EIS for Cove Point Expansion Project

Today FERC issued the Draft Environmental Impact Statement on Dominion Cove Point and Dominion Transmission, Inc.’s proposed Cove Point LNG Terminal Expansion Project. According to the FERC website, FERC’s environmental staff has concluded that the Cove Point Expansion would have limited adverse environmental impact with appropriate mitigating measures, as recommended. The...

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