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Local Residents Criticize Elba Island LNG Trucking Proposal

The Savannah Morning News reports that more than one hundred local residents attended a public meeting in Savannah with FERC representatives, where a number of residents offered their opposition to a proposal to distribute LNG via truck from the Elba Island LNG terminal.

Head of Repsol North America Optimistic as Canaport LNG Plans Winter Operations

Phillip Ribbeck, president of Repsol Energy North America, told the Telegraph-Journal that “it’s been a good year” for the Canaport LNG terminal. Ribbeck reported that his company may deliver as much as 800 MMcf/d of natural gas in the coming winter months, approximately twice as much daily throughput as last year.

Barclays Capital Predicts Flat U.S. LNG Imports in 2011

In a report released this week, Barclays Capital analysts wrote that they do not expect overall U.S. imports of LNG to increase in 2011 as compared to 2010 imports. The report states that the expected price spreads between the United States and other LNG markets around the world are likely to discourage any increase in LNG imports to the U.S. market. Read more in Platts LNG Daily....

Op-Ed Criticizes Southern LNG Trucking Proposal

An op-ed, penned by a risk assessment consultant and published by the Savannah Morning News, argues that the route Southeast LNG proposes to use to transport LNG by truck from the Elba Island LNG facility throughout the region is not appropriate due to the risks to infrastructure located along the proposed route.

Industry Players: LNG “Critical” to U.S. Northeast

Platts LNG Daily reports that two natural gas industry officials, speaking earlier this week at a conference in Boston, said that they expect LNG imports to remain an important component of the energy supply for the U.S. Northeast. Industry consultant David Palmerton noted that despite increased domestic natural gas supplies from shale gas plays, LNG supplies are critical to the region...

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