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Sierra Club Submits Comments on EA Prepared for Sabine Pass LNG Liquefaction Project

Late last week, the Sierra Club submitted comments regarding FERC’s Environmental Assessment (EA) prepared for the Sabine Pass LNG liquefaction project. The comments criticize the EA, stating that the document does not consider secondary and tertiary environmental impacts, such as rising natural gas prices inducing more coal-fired electricity generation. Find the Sierra...

LNG Exports Present Policy, Political Challenges for U.S. Regulators

In an analysis offered by Platts LNG Daily [subscription required], several members of the LNG industry expressed concern over whether the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) might revoke LNG export authority even after authorizing exports. The industry participants noted that portions of DOE’s authorization of LNG exports from the Sabine Pass LNG facility suggest that DOE may assert...

Hess LNG to Sell Weaver’s Cove LNG Site

The Fall River Herald News reports that a “for sale” sign has been placed on the site of the cancelled Weaver’s Cove LNG import project. However, the piece notes that local residents remain confused regarding project developer Hess LNG’s ultimate plans for the site.

Jamaican Government Remains Committed to LNG Import Project

In a comment to Platts LNG Daily [subscription required], the project manager for Jamaica’s planned LNG import project said that the country’s government remains committed to the project. His comments followed the appointment of Phillip Paulwell as Minister of Mining and Energy. Separately, an op-ed piece carried by the Jamaica Gleaner notes that LNG imports to Jamaica could face...

Hawaii May Consider LNG Imports

Governor Neil Abercrombie (D-Hawaii) said during his “State of the State” address last week that Hawaii should consider including natural gas as part of the state’s energy future. Since Hawaii does not have any significant natural gas resources, any natural gas used by the state for electricity generation would have to be imported as LNG. Read more in the Honolulu...

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