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Trinidad Energy Minister Prioritizes Domestic Natural Gas Demand

Plans for a fifth liquefaction train in Trinidad and Tobago will not go forward unless domestic demand for natural gas is met, according to Energy Minister Lenny Saith. Read more in yesterday’s Platts LNG Daily. [Subscription required]

Local Officials Approve Land Lease for Proposed Gulf LNG Terminal

The Jackson County Board of Supervisors and the Port of Pascagoula have permitted Gulf LNG Energy LLC to lease 106 acres of land that will be used for the construction of a 1.5 Bcf/d LNG terminal. According to the company’s chief operating officer, John M. McCutchen, construction will begin next year and the terminal is expected to commence operations in 2010. The Mississippi...

In Depth: Connecticut Political Opposition to LNG a Battleground in Northeast Energy War

With only one week left before the 2006 midterm elections, the proposed Broadwater liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal has become a political whipping boy for Connecticut Congressional candidates from both sides of the aisle. If approved, the joint venture between Shell and TransCanada – a floating storage regasification unit approximately 1200 feet long – would be built in New York...

Final Environmental Impact Statement Issued for Proposed Northeast Gateway Terminal

The Maritime Administration and the U.S. Coast Guard have released the Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Northeast Gateway Energy Bridge LNG terminal proposed for offshore Massachusetts. Public hearings on the FEIS will be held on November 8 and 9. The FEIS may be found on the DOT’s Docket Management website in Docket No. 22219. MARAD and the USCG note that the FEIS...

Proposed Mississippi LNG Terminals Make Headway

The Sun Herald reports on the status of two LNG terminals proposed near Pascagoula, Miss. Port of Pascagoula commissioners and the Jackson County Board of Supervisors are expected to vote today on Gulf LNG Energy’s intention to exercise its option to lease 100 acres from the port to build its terminal. The company’s option was granted in 2003 without opposition from the...

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