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Maple LNG, Petrochemical Complex Get Favorable Review

A $5 billion integrated liquefied natural gas (LNG) import terminal, petrochemical complex and gas-fired cogeneration power plant in Goldboro, NS, received a favorable preliminary environmental review with a number of conditions last week. The Maple LNG project, formerly named Keltic LNG, which is sponsored by Netherlands-based Petroplus International and Russia’s Suntera Canada Ltd., would provide 1 Bcf/d of gas to the power plant and petrochemical complex being built by Keltic Petrochemicals.

February 27, 2007

Challenges to New CA Gas Rules Cite LNG, Environmental Issues

Organized opposition to a coastal liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal in California, along with critical environmental organizations and utilities, Friday raised the spectre of challenging at least part of the sweeping new state natural gas rules approved by the California Public Utilities Commission (see Daily GPI, Sept. 22). At least one group threatened to file a lawsuit in state Superior Court Monday.

September 25, 2006

State Questions Duplicate LNG Terminals in Massachusetts Bay

The state of Massachusetts has issued its own draft environmental impact report (DEIR) on the proposed Northeast Gateway LNG deepwater receiving terminal in Massachusetts Bay several months after a combined federal draft environmental impact statement was issued by the U.S. Maritime Administration, the Coast Guard and FERC.(see NGI, May 29).

July 17, 2006

State Questions Duplicate LNG Terminals in Massachusetts Bay

The state of Massachusetts has issued its own draft environmental impact report (DEIR) on the proposed Northeast Gateway LNG deepwater receiving terminal in Massachusetts Bay several months after a combined federal draft environmental impact statement was issued by the U.S. Maritime Administration, the Coast Guard and FERC.(see Daily GPI, May 23).

July 12, 2006

S&P Predicts Big Spending in the Midstream

Aging infrastructure, growing demand for gas and other commodities and liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal development all mean that changes are under way in the midstream energy sector, according to Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services.

July 3, 2006

Midstream Consolidation Continues, Prices Rise, Says S&P

Aging infrastructure, growing demand for gas and other commodities and liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal development all mean that changes are under way in the midstream energy sector, according to Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services.

June 29, 2006

Private LNG Play Gets Financing for OR, CA Projects

A dark horse in the race for siting a liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal along the U.S. West Coast, NorthernStar Natural Gas, Inc., a U.S.-owned and managed privately held company created specifically to site LNG facilities, announced Monday it has completed a $100 million private offering of convertible notes to qualified institutional buyers.

May 23, 2006

BHP Billiton Sets Emission Reduction Program

BHP Billiton LNG International announced a program to reduce air emissions from its proposed offshore liquefied natural gas (LNG) receiving terminal, which has taken the lead in the race to build an LNG project on the U.S. West Coast. The Australian company made its announcement as the California State Lands Commission concluded a series of four public hearings on a revised draft environmental impact report (EIR) last Wednesday in Oxnard, CA.

April 26, 2006

LNG Project Endorsed by Oxnard, CA Chamber of Commerce

BHP Billiton said Tuesday its proposed Cabrillo Port offshore liquefied natural gas (LNG) import terminal received the endorsement of the Oxnard, CA, Chamber of Commerce’s board of directors last week. The LNG port, which would be located 14 miles offshore Ventura County is still awaiting final determination’s from the U.S. Coast Guard and Maritime Administration.

March 29, 2006

Southern Natural Holds Open Season for Pipeline Service From Elba Island LNG

Southern Natural Gas Co. is holding a binding open season through Thursday (Jan. 12) to solicit bids from the Elba Island liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal near Savannah, GA to delivery points in all zones of its system. In addition, bidders may request to match a shipper with firm seasonal summer capacity up to 45,000 Dth/d of firm seasonal winter capacity for a multi-year, seven-month winter period (Oct.-April) on its proposed Cypress pipeline for deliveries into South Georgia, Brunswick, GA or Jacksonville, FL markets.

January 9, 2006