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Quoddy Bay Submits Resource Reports; Opponents Demand Access to Sensitive Information

As Quoddy Bay LNG submits resource reports required during the pre-filing phase of the FERC approval process, The Bangor Daily News reports that local activist group Save Passamaquoddy Bay is frustrated by federal rules that prevent the disclosure of certain sensitive or proprietary information. FERC spokesperson Tamara Young-Allen told the paper that FERC is in the process of...

Growing LNG Fleet Expected to Increase Spot Market Opportunities

A rapidly expanding and evolving LNG fleet should prompt an increase in LNG spot market transactions, according to Bob Salmon, the general manager for shipping at Shell Trading. Speaking at the 2006 API Tanker Conference in San Diego, Salmon said that new tankers with significantly expanded capacity,and the doubling of the existing fleet over the next ten years, “will help to...

FERC Nominee Urges Diversity of Natural Gas Supply

At a confirmation hearing before the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee yesterday, FERC nominee Mark Spitzer said the United States should be careful not to place too much reliance on imported LNG and should develop diverse natural gas supplysources. “My experiences in Arizona suggested that LNG can be problematic,” Spitzer said, adding that the region was...

Deadline Extended for Comments on Cabrillo Port Air Permit

The Environmental Protection Agency has extended to August 3 the deadline for public comment on the air quality permit for BHP Billiton’s Cabrillo Port LNG terminal proposed for offshore California. According to EPA officials, the extension is the result of inadequate outreach to Spanish-speaking residents. Details are in The Malibu Times.

Warrenton Will Move to Intervene in Bradwood Terminal Review

The Daily Astorian reports that the Warrenton City Commissioners yesterday voted 4-0 to file a motion to intervene in FERC’s Bradwood LNG terminal docket. “The ships that would service the plant go through the city, so the city is vulnerable,” said City Manager Ed Madere. Tonight, Clatsop County also is considering the same action and Astoria City Council on July...

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