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Shoe Giant to Use LNG-Fueled Truck in Port Operations

Nike announced yesterday that it will switch its Los Angeles-area port drayage fleet from diesel trucks to trucks fueled by LNG. Announced when Nike joined the Coalition for Responsible Transportation, Nike believes that the “green fleet” will emit significantly lower levels of pollution compared with their previous diesel fleet. The press announcement was carried by the...

NATS: October Imports of LNG to United States Lowest for the Month in Four Years

NATS reports that LNG sendout in October 2007 was 29.3 Bcf, compared with 47.8 Bcf in October 2004. Despite a low level in October, NATS also reports that year-to-date imports of LNG to the United States is far outpacing levels of any of the previous four years. [Subscription required]

Measure Designed to Halt Weaver’s Cove LNG Project Could Have Broader Consequences

Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) sponsored legislation that would extend federal environmental protection to parts of the lower Taunton River in an effort to thwart the Weaver’s Cove LNG import terminal proposed for the region. However, one local business owner testified Tuesday before a congressional subcommittee that the change would force his marine transportation business out of...

House Committee Delays Action on Bill with LNG Provisions

Congressional Quarterly reported yesterday that the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee postponed action on H.R. 2830, the U.S. Coast Guard reauthorization bill, which contains several provisions concerning LNG. One such provision would require a comparative risk assessment of vessel-based and onshore facility-based LNG regasification processes. [Subscription...

Sempra Energy Contemplating Liquefaction Projects

Sempra LNG CEO Darcel Hulse told the Associated Press (carried via the Houston Chronicle) that the company would consider upstream liquefaction projects if it can find the right partner. Hulse said, “We’re not an upstream producer, but we’re not opposed to developing the necessary infrastructure.” Hulse also noted that the company’s Port Arthur LNG project...

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