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USCG Requests Additional Information on Neptune LNG and Excelerate Energy Proposals

Today’s Boston Globe reports that the U.S. Coast Guard has temporarily suspended the review process for the two LNG terminals proposed for offshore Massachusetts by Excelerate Energy and Neptune LNG, citing insufficient information provided in the environmental reports. The postponement allows for additional time to submit the requested data.

Editorial: NIMBYism Is Bad Public Policy

The Providence Journal accused Rhode Island elected officials of riding “the good ship NIMBY” in their fight to oppose the Weaver’s Cove LNG terminal. Criticizing enactment of a bill that would bar the passage of LNG tankers through the Narragansett Bay, The Journal says voters will be disgruntled when “left with blackouts and public-health and economic...

Editorial: Bahamian Government Should Approve Suez LNG Project

The Nassau Guardian offers this editorial in support of the Suez LNG terminal proposed for the Bahamas, arguing that the Bahamian government’s anticipated approval of AES’ Ocean Express LNG project indicates that “all the environmental concerns about the safety of LNG have been addressed.” The paper also says that Florida’s growing energy needs would...

Debate Continues Over LNG Tanks on Outer Brewster Island

Environmentalists have expressed concern that AES’ plan to construct two LNG storage tanks on Outer Brewster Island may harm the area’s wildlife and the fishing industry. However, W-CVB, the local ABC affiliate for Boston, reports that the site is laden with garbage and not open to the public. AES consultant Jamie Fay argues that the proposed location for the tanks is...

Critics Demand Formal Stance Regarding Jordan Cove LNG Project

Opponents of the proposed Jordan Cove LNG terminal in Coos Bay, Ore., have asked the North Bend City Council to articulate a stance on the project. During Tuesday night’s meeting, some attendees expressed skepticism over reports that the proposed Pacific Connector pipeline for the terminal will be rerouted to avoid residential areas in Glasgow, Ore., noting that “nothing is...

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