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U.S. Terminals Continue Record Pace

According to NATS Weekly Data Pack, U.S. terminals processed more LNG (89.7 Bcf) in April than in any previous month. Due partly to a warmer winter in Europe, the United States is now ahead of Spain as the top LNG-consuming nation during 2007 in the Atlantic Basin, having processed 262.5 Bcf of LNG versus 260.2 Bcf in Spain. 

Legislation to Give States Final Decision on LNG Terminal Sites Enters House

Congressman Dutch Ruppersberger (D-MD) has proposed the House version (H.R. 2042) of a bill introduced by Senators Barbara Mikulski (D-MD) and Benjamin Cardin (D-MD) that would amend the Natural Gas Act so that LNG terminal applications would require state approval. Congressmen Elijah Cummings (D-MD) and John Sarbanes (D-MD) are co-sponsoring this legislation. WBAL offers additional...

Effects of U.S. Supreme Court Decision Unclear

U.S. Energy Information Administrator Guy Caruso on Friday said any possible effects on the LNG industry of Mass v. EPA, the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent decision regarding greenhouse gas emissions, are not immediately clear. Citing investor concerns over new coal-based power plants, Caruso suggested that stricter penalties for carbon emissions could benefit LNG importers, but...

Delaware River Boundary Decision Challenged

The Gloucester County Times reports that New Jersey officials plan to submit a list of exceptions to the N.J. v. Del. decision by U.S. Supreme Court Special Master Ralph Lancaster, which ruled that Delaware would have jurisdiction over a part of the proposed Crown Landing LNG project.  The U.S. Supreme Court will take the Special Master’s report and responses by the states into...

Cypress to Connect Florida to LNG Market

The Herald Tribune (Florida) reports that the Cypress pipeline, which is scheduled to come online tomorrow and connect the Elba Island LNG terminal to Florida, will enmesh Florida’s energy industry in the global LNG market. The paper notes the Interstate Natural Gas Association of America has argued that Florida would probably have less demand for LNG if exploration had been...

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