LNG Importers Challenge Algonquin Pipeline Nitrogen Limit

On Sept. 24, parties in the Algonquin Pipeline gas composition proceeding at FERC filed comments on Algonquin’s proposed changes to its gas composition specifications. Statoil Natural Gas, an importer at the Cove Point LNG terminal in Maryland, challenged the proposed nitrogen limit, asserting in a technical affidavit that such a limit would reduce the amount of global LNG supplies that could enter the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast to under 60%. Similarly, BP Energy argued that Algonquin’s nitrogen limit would “limit U.S. access to available supplies” of LNG. The filings can be found in the FERC e-Library in Docket No. RP07-504.

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