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U.S. Unlikely to Establish LNG Shipbuilding Market

According to Bill Cooper, president of the Center for LNG, the United States is unlikely to compete in the LNG shipping business in the near future. Cooper indicated that one of the barriers to U.S. buyers participating in the global LNG market is public utility commissions’ historic aversion to long-term contracts. Platts LNG Daily has the story. [Subscription required] [This...

Op-ed: Broadwater Terminal Will Provide Reliable Natural Gas Supply

An opinion piece published in today’s Newsday argues that the proposed Broadwater LNG terminal in Long Island Sound will reliably supply the region with needed natural gas and no significant downside.

NPR Reports on Broadwater Debate and U.S. Approach to LNG Siting

NPR’s Morning Edition earlier this week reported on public opposition to Broadwater Energy’s proposed LNG terminal in Long Island Sound. In addition to interviewing supporters and opponents of the project, NPR also discussed concerns that the U.S. terminal siting process is currently conducted on a first-come-first-serve basis, rather than reviewing all projects together to...

Maryland Legislators Request Extension of Public Comment Period for Sparrows Point Project

In a Jan. 29 letter, Maryland’s congressional delegation asked FERC to allow the state government additional time to comment on AES’ proposed Sparrows Point LNG terminal in Dundalk, Md. The legislators said the original deadline of Feb. 14 does not give newly elected and appointed officials sufficient time to assess the project’s potential environmental and safety...

MARAD Approves Neptune LNG Project

The U.S. Maritime Administration yesterday approved Suez Energy’s Neptune LNG terminal proposed for offshore Gloucester, Mass. According to project developer Suez Energy North America, the terminal will supplement – not replace – supply to the existing Everett LNG terminal, also owned by Suez. Maritime Administrator Sean T. Connaughton reportedly indicated that the...

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