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SUEZ LNG NA President Testifies Before Congressional Committee

In testimony given yesterday before the U.S. House Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming, SUEZ LNG NA President and CEO Clay Harris emphasized the importance of LNG’s role in moderating natural gas prices in the U.S. market by diversifying gas supply. However, Harris noted that LNG should be viewed as a supplement to North American gas supplies, not a fuel...

Oregon LNG Opposition Groups to Host Public Meetings

Several LNG opposition groups based in Oregon will host a series of four public meetings in August. The Daily Astorian provides additional details.

NATS Lowers Estimate of U.S. LNG Imports for 2008

Yesterday, NATS revised its 2008 estimate of LNG imports to the United States from 375 Bcf to 340-360 Bcf, noting that the Everett and Elba Island LNG regasification terminals will remain the most active LNG import terminals. [Subscription required]

U.S. Coast Guard Finds Waterway Suitable for Cove Point Expansion

The U.S. Coast Guard issued a Letter of Recommendation regarding the Cove Point LNG Terminal Expansion project, stating that “the waterway leading up to the Cove Point LNG terminal is suitable for the increased LNG marine traffic associated with [the terminal expansion] project.”

Massachusetts Governor to Examine LNG Legislation

A spokesperson for Gov. Deval Patrick (D-Mass.) told GateHouse News Service (carried via the Fall River Herald News) that the governor will examine the LNG siting legislation that was passed by both houses of the state legislature this week. According to the article, Massachusetts Majority Whip Joan A. Menard (D) said that she believes Gov. Patrick is “opposed to the LNG...

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