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Nevada May Seek Gas Supplies from LNG Projects

Platts LNG Daily [subscription required] reports that, in recent years, Nevada has seen a significant rise in natural gas consumption, prompting Nevada’s Public Utilities Commission (PUC) Chairperson to propose a summit on the issue with gas utility officials, the PUC, and its staff. According to the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Nevada energy officials may seek gas supplies from LNG...

LNG Consultant to Join U.S. Transportation Advisory Committee

ChemWeek’s Business Daily reports that James Lewis, vice president of ICF International, has been named to the Chemical Transportation Advisory Committee (CTAC) within the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. The CTAC advises the U.S. Coast Guard on maritime transportation of potentially hazardous materials. [Subscription required]

EIA: June LNG Imports to United States Up 32% Over Last Year

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)reports that June 2007 LNG imports to the United States totaled 81.3 Bcf, up 32% from 61.7 Bcf in June 2006. The EIA predicts that U.S. LNG imports will reach 850 Bcf in 2007 and 1.02 Tcf in 2008. Reuters (carried via LexisNexis [subscription required]) provides further details.

County Officials Approve Bradwood Landing Terminal Subject to Conditions

The Daily News (Longview, Wash.) and the Daily Astorian (Astoria, Ore.) report that the Clatsop County Planning Commission has voted to approve the Bradwood Landing LNG terminal, subject to a number of conditions. According to critics of the terminal, the Commission, rejecting the recommendation of its staff to oppose the project, approved several controversial measures, including...

Report: U.S. LNG Imports Could Be Down 22% in September

Reuters (available via LexisNexis) reports that Waterborne Energy, a Houston-based consulting firm, predicts that LNG imports to the United States will be approximately 63 Bcf, down 22% from August’s import volumes. Steve Johnson, an analyst with Waterborne, said, “Overall, it’s the beginning of the winter [natural gas storage] build in Asia, and that’s being...

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