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Weaver’s Cove LNG Proposes Unloading LNG Vessels Offshore

Yesterday Weaver’s Cove Energy CEO Gary Shearer announced a proposed adjustment to its LNG import project. According to the Fall River Herald News (Mass.), the company is now proposing to unload LNG vessels one mile offshore and transport LNG via pipeline to onshore  regasification facilities. Shearer said that the offshore unloading would obviate the need for smaller LNG tankers...

Voters Recall County Commissioner Who Supported Bradwood Landing LNG Proposal

The Daily News (Longview, Wash.) reports that voters in Clatsop County, Ore., have voted to recall Commissioner Richard Lee. Last week, Lee was one of four commissioners who voted to approve the land-use application of Bradwood Landing LNG. Marc Auerbach, a local resident who promoted the recall, released a statement saying “[t]here’s no question that the LNG project was an...

Northeast Gateway Seeking Extension of Incidental Harassment Authorization for Marine Mammals

NOAA announced in yesterday’s Federal Register that Northeast Gateway Energy Bridge and Algonquin Gas Transmission are seeking a one-year extension of their authorization for the incidental harassment of marine mammals associated with the operation of the Northeast Gateway LNG terminal. The National Marine Fisheries Service will propose regulations which would grant incidental...

First LNG Cargo En Route to Sabine Pass LNG Terminal

The Houston Business Journal reports that the LNG vessel Celestine River is en route from Nigeria to the Sabine Pass LNG terminal with the terminal’s initial cool-down cargo. The vessel is expected to arrive on or around April 12.

Analysis: Natural Gas to Play Major Role in Maine’s Electricity Future

An analysis of electricity supply in Maine offered by the Bangor Daily News suggests that natural gas, including LNG imports, will play a large role in Maine’s electricity future, particularly as production slows from nearby gas supplies. Three terminals, including Quoddy Bay LNG, Downeast LNG, and Calais LNG, have been proposed for Washington County, Maine.

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