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Progress on Gros Cacouna LNG Project Slows as Developers Seek Supply

Citing a lack of secure LNG supply, a Petro-Canada spokesperson told the Globe and Mail yesterday that the company, as well as its partner TransCanada Corp., would be slowing construction activities for the Gros Cacouna LNG import project. As a result, the companies withdrew their request for the development of a pipeline connecting the LNG terminal with the existing natural gas...

Mass. Senators Urge More Funding for Gloucester Port Security

U.S. Senators John Kerry (D) and Ted Kennedy (D) of Massachusetts sent a letter to the Secretary of Homeland Security, Michael Chertoff, to advocate for $1 million in federal port security funds for the city of Gloucester. The Senators cited two LNG deepwater ports located within 13 miles of the town and other nearby infrastructure in their letter. Senator Kerry’s...

Freeport LNG Engages Local Residents as Commissioning Nears

The Facts (Brazoria County, Texas) reports that as commissioning nears for the Freeport LNG terminal, company officials have been answering questions from local residents of Quintana, Texas, about the facilities operations and safety procedures. Freeport LNG terminal manager Steven Arbelovsky said, “[w]e want to be a good partner with the people of Quintana and keep them...

FERC Commissioner: Both Federal and State Authorities Play Important Roles in Siting Energy Projects

In a statement released with FERC’s conditional approval of the Broadwater Energy project, FERC Commissioner Marc Spitzer said that he is “deeply respectful of state jurisdiction.” He went on to describe this respect as “reciprocal,” and requested that the dialogue concerning the Broadwater Energy project remain civil. Commissioner Spitzer’s...

Editorial: FERC Ignored Concerns in Approving Broadwater Energy Proposal

An editorial in today’s Stamford Times argues that FERC failed to address concerns from Connecticut, New York State and the U.S. Coast Guard in approving the Broadwater Energy LNG project. The piece refers to New York Gov. David Paterson (D) as the “last chance” to prevent construction of the terminal.

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