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Op-Ed: Entrance to Long Island Sound Not Suitable for LNG Tankers

An op-ed in the Connecticut Post complains that there is a lack of moderation on both sides of the debate regarding the Broadwater LNG terminal proposed for Long Island Sound, and ultimately concludes that “The Race,” a waterway serving as the eastern entrance to Long Island Sound, is not suitable for LNG tankers. 

Analyst: LNG Imports Predicted to Grow

Platts LNG Daily reports that the latest monthly outlook from Steven Smith Energy Associates predicted that LNG imports will continue to run approximately 1 Bcf/d higher than last year.  Assuming no loss of gas production due to hurricanes, the report forecasts that storage this summer will surpass last year’s volumes by 114 Bcf. [Subscription required]

U.S. Deputy Energy Secretary: Feds Should “Ensure” Siting of LNG Terminal on West Coast

Dow Jones reports that U.S. Deputy Secretary of Energy Clay Sell said on Monday that the U.S. federal government  “will need to show a greater level of responsibility to ensure that an [LNG] import terminal is sited on the West Coast.” Read more in the Dow Jones Asian Equities Report [carried via LexisNexis; subscription required].

Oregon Looks to Elba Island Terminal as Example

The Daily News (Longview, Wash.) offers coverage of an LNG carrier arriving at the Elba Island terminal near Savannah, Ga., and compares that terminal’s facilities and operations to those proposed for the Bradwood Landing project on the Columbia River. Through comments from USCG officials, residents, and fishermen, the newspaper provides a first-hand account of the Elba Island...

Oregon LNG Purchased Skipanon LNG Proposal

Platts LNG Daily reported Friday that a new company formed by two former Calpine employees and an unknown investor purchased the Skipanon LNG terminal proposal from Calpine in January while Calpine was in bankruptcy. An official for the proposed terminal, now called Oregon LNG, says that the company will submit a prefiling application with FERC this month. [Subscription...

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