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Sabine Pass LNG Withdraws Request to Receive Cool-Down Cargo

Citing construction delays, Sabine Pass LNG has withdrawn its request with FERC for authorization to receive a cool-down cargo at the Sabine Pass LNG terminal. Sabine Pass LNG, however, indicated that the delays will not affect the facility’s commercial operations start date which is scheduled for the second quarter of 2008. The request is available in the FERC eLibrary under...

Protest Against Oregon LNG Projects Planned for February 6

The News-Review (Roseburg, Ore.) reports that LNG opponents are planning a rally to occur on February 6 at the Capital Building in Salem, Ore. The protesters hope to put pressure on Governor Ted Kulongoski (D) to oppose the proposed LNG projects in Oregon.

Osaka Gas to Examine Opportunities to Send LNG Cargos to Freeport LNG Terminal

Platts LNG Daily [subscription required] reports that Osaka Gas will consider opportunities to send LNG cargos to the Freeport LNG terminal in Texas but has no immediate plans to do so. The company recently acquired a 10% stake in Freeport LNG from the U.S. firm Contango.

Mass. State House Hearing Held on Legislation Restricting Siting of New LNG Terminals

South Coast Today reports that yesterday the Massachusetts State House held a hearing on pending legislation that would prohibit the construction of LNG terminals within one mile of residential areas. According to the publication, this pending bill could be another obstacle for the Weaver’s Cove LNG terminal planned for Fall River, Mass. Prior to testifying at the hearing, Weaver...

Fourth Circuit Hears Arguments on Baltimore County’s Coastal Zone Management

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit heard oral arguments yesterday on the constitutionality of Baltimore County’s Coastal Zone Management Plan, which currently prohibits in designated areas the siting of LNG facilities, including the Sparrows Point LNG terminal proposed by AES. Attorneys for both AES and Baltimore County presented arguments for over an hour before...

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