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Proposed Bill Aims to Stop Sparrows Point Project

In another legislative attempt to block AES’ proposed Sparrows Point LNG terminal, Baltimore County Sen. Norman R. Stone Jr. on Jan. 26 introduced a bill that bars the Maryland Public Service Commission from endorsing any proposed LNG terminal that is located in Baltimore County and within two miles of any residence. The bill would also prohibit non-governmental entities from...

U.S. Rep. Questions Availability of USCG Resources for Proposed Broadwater Terminal

In a letter to the chairman of the House Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation, U.S. Rep. Tim Bishop (D-N.Y.) has requested a hearing to investigate the USCG’s ability to adequately safeguard Broadwater Energy’s proposed LNG terminal in Long Island Sound. “There are many unanswered questions about what impact Broadwater and similar projects will have...

FERC Issues FEIS for Casotte Landing Terminal

Provided that certain mitigating measures are implemented, Bayou Casotte Energy’s proposed Casotte Landing LNG Project will have “limited adverse impacts,” according to the FEIS released by FERC today. The FEIS may be found in the FERC e-Library in Docket No. CP05-420, and FERC’s press release may be found here.

In Depth: Continuing Coverage from Gastech 2006 Conference in Abu Dhabi

Day 2 Today’s panel discussions at the Gastech 2006 Conference focused on technological advances and investment in the LNG shipping industry. In particular, Sergey Frank, chief executive officer of Sovcomflot, addressed technological advances in arctic LNG vessels; Nicolas Saverys, chief executive officer of Exmar NV, discussed vessels with on-board regasification capabilities....

Permit Issued for Proposed Idaho LNG Storage Facility

The Madison County Planning and Zoning Commission in Idaho has issued a conditional use permit for Intermountain Gas’ proposed LNG storage facility. Construction is slated for next spring, pending approval from the Madison County commissioners. Some residents have expressed concern that the facility will reduce property values in the area. The Associated Press article is carried...

Residents Weigh Potential Impacts of Jordan Cove Proposal

The Register-Guard reports on local reaction to the proposed Jordan Cove LNG terminal and its associated pipeline, which would transport natural gas to West Coast markets. According to the article, opposition to the project is motivated by concerns for property values, the environment, and public safety. However, proponents cite a study conducted by an independent research firm that...

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