NOAA’s Best-Practices Plan Cites Drawbacks of Open-Loop LNG Vaporization

An industry-touted method for revaporizing liquefied natural gas (LNG) aboard offshore terminal facilities “substantially increases the degree of impact on the marine environment,” particularly fish larvae and eggs, said federal marine officials in a draft “best practices” report, which was offered as guidance to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) in analyzing LNG terminal applications.

March 22, 2006