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Trade Group Leader Supports Compass Port LNG Project

John Engler, president of the National Association of Manufacturers, said Wednesday at the Alabama Manufacturer of the Year Awards that rising fuel costs present a crucial challenge to Alabama manufacturers and that limited energy supply has cost the industry thousands of jobs. ConocoPhillips’ Compass Port import facility proposed offshore Alabama “represents exactly the...

School District Seeks Revision of Draft EIR for Long Beach LNG Project

In a letter dated April 11, the Long Beach Unified School District told FERC it “cannot complete a meaningful review [of the Sound Energy Solutions draft EIS] without additional information” requested in the letter, and asked FERC to revise and recirculate the draft EIS. The school district’s comments will be addressed in the final EIS but, according to Port of Long...

Op-ed: Local Officials Should File Comments on LNG Projects

A Mobile, Ala. resident says that local officials should protect the public interest by filing comments with federal agencies raising safety concerns regarding the LNG terminals proposed offshore Alabama. Her op-ed is in today’s Mobile Register. [Access to archived articles requires a fee.]

LNG Expected to Bolster Domestic Supply Despite Lagging Demand

An expected rise in LNG imports over the next three years may increase natural gas supply in the United States, but consumer demand for gas will likely be tempered by high price expectations, according to an analyst with Lehman Brothers. As a result, lower demand coupled with increased storage could decrease natural gas prices by as much as $1 to about $5/MMBtu in 2006, says Thomas...

FERC Issues FEIS for Port Arthur Terminal

FERC today issued the final Environmental Impact Statement for Sempra’s proposed Port Arthur LNG terminal, concluding that the project would have limited adverse environmental impact if certain mitigating measures are implemented. The document addresses air emissions, and the impact of vessel traffic on waterway access. The Port Arthur terminal would be located in Jefferson...

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