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Norsk Hydro Optimistic About Potential Access to U.S. LNG Market

Norway’s Norsk Hydro will attempt to secure capacity at U.S. LNG terminals in the Gulf of Mexico if it wins a stake in Gazprom’s Shtokman natural gas project, the company’s vice president said today. Torstein Indreboe dismissed comments from industry analysts who say that Norsk Hydro’s lack of access to an import terminal has hindered its bid to secure a share....

Maryland House Passes Measures Restricting LNG Siting

The Maryland House last week passed two bills that would prevent the Prince George’s County District Council from “granting a special exception” for an LNG storage facility without a three-fourths majority vote. The legislation could impact WGL’s plan to build an LNG storage tank in Chillum, Md. Delegate John F. Wood Jr. (D-Dist. 29A) of Mechanicsville had asked...

FERC Hears Comments on Downeast LNG Proposal

On Tuesday, following a tour of the proposed Downeast LNG terminal site in Robbinston, Maine, FERC officials heard comments on the project from interested stakeholders. According to The Bangor Daily News, most attendees appeared receptive to the project, and some were enthusiastic at the prospect of jobs and economic prosperity. Others expressed concern over potential safety and...

DOE Hosts Second LNG Educational Forum

In Astoria, Ore. yesterday, the U.S. Department of Energy hosted the second in a series of public educational forums on LNG. Industry experts offered presentations on various issues such as the growing natural gas market, the siting process for onshore LNG terminals and the safety and security risks of LNG. The forums, which are mandated by the Energy Policy Act of 2005, are intended...

Stakeholders Visit Proposed Downeast LNG Site

Federal, state and local officials embarked on a tour of the proposed Downeast LNG and Quoddy Bay LNG sites yesterday. The tour is intended to help officials prepare the environmental impact statements that will be used to assess the viability of the projects. Details of the excursion are in today’s Bangor Daily News. [Access to archived articles requires a fee.]

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