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Editorial: Broadwater WSR Raises Security Concerns

In response to the U.S. Coast Guard’s Waterway Suitability Report for the Broadwater LNG project, The Norwalk Advocate questions the adequacy of the proposed measures to ensure public safety and maritime security and who will pay for such measures, and calls for residents to oppose the project.

U.S. Sees Decreased LNG Imports in September

With the exception of the Elba Island facility, U.S. LNG terminals have received few cargos this month, according to this week’s edition of World Gas Intelligence. Cargos destined for Lake Charles, La., and Cove Point, Md., were diverted to Mexico and Spain, respectively. However, WGI reports that due to decreased demand, a number of LNG cargos remain on board vessels awaiting a...

KeySpan Representatives Asked to Appear Before Local Security Subcommittee

Three Revere City Council members have requested KeySpan officials to appear at a Hometown/Homeland Security Subcommittee meeting on Oct. 30 to address concerns regarding a security lapse at KeySpan’s LNG storage facility in Lynn, Mass. “I want to know why they don’t have adequate security down there, and I want to make sure they do,” Ward 5 Councilor John...

Initial Construction Phase of the Cypress Pipeline Project Authorized by FERC

FERC has authorized interstate pipeline company Southern Natural Gas to commence construction on Phase 1 of its Cypress Pipeline Project, which will add a new pipeline from the Elba Island LNG terminal to Southeastern markets. FERC’s Sept. 26 letter may be found in the e-Library in Docket No. CP05-388.

Fall River City Council Approves Eminent Domain Resolution

The Fall River City Council on Sept. 26 approved a resolution calling on the city to seize the proposed site for the Weaver’s Cove LNG terminal by eminent domain. Council President William F. Whitty, who introduced the resolution, disputed Mayor Edward M. Lambert, Jr.’s claim that taking the land using eminent domain could cost the city $50 to $70 million, saying instead...

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