Terminal

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

Southern Natural Gas Co. is holding a binding open season through 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.

December 29, 2005

Transportation Notes

Trunkline LNG said the Calcasieu Ship Channel and Industrial Canal were cleared for vessel transit to its LNG receiving terminal at Lake Charles, LA effective Monday. Users of the ship channel can obtain current information from the Lake Charles Pilots at (337) 436-0372, Trunkline LNG said.

October 4, 2005

FERC Official Says New LNG Terminals Unlikely in West, Northeast Unless Perceptions Change

Adequate natural gas storage is key to ensure competitive markets in the future, and new liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal development “could make a big difference,” a FERC official said Wednesday. However, William Hederman, director of the Office of Market Oversight and Investigations, predicted that new LNG terminals “won’t be built in the big places” like California and the Northeast unless public perceptions change.

February 7, 2005

FERC Official Says New LNG Storage Unlikely in West, Northeast Unless Perceptions Change

Adequate natural gas storage is key to ensure competitive markets in the future, and new liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal development “could make a big difference,” a FERC official said Wednesday. However, William Hederman, director of the Office of Market Oversight and Investigations, predicted that new LNG terminals “won’t be built in the big places” like California and the Northeast unless public perceptions change.

February 3, 2005

New York Regulations Hinder LNG Transport, Terminal Development

In order to serve continuing gas demand growth in the already constrained New York City area, the state and city must reconsider current regulatory obstacles to the expanded use of liquefied natural gas (LNG), according to a new report by the Center for Management Analysis (CMA) at the C.W. Post Campus of Long Island University in Brookville, NY.

May 3, 2004

New York Regulations Hinder LNG Transport, Terminal Development

In order to serve continuing gas demand growth in the already constrained New York City area, the state and city must reconsider current regulatory obstacles to the expanded use of liquefied natural gas (LNG), according to a new report by the Center for Management Analysis (CMA) at the C.W. Post Campus of Long Island University in Brookville, NY. LNG will play an increasingly important role in providing gas supply to the nation, but no LNG import terminals are currently located in New York, the fourth largest gas consuming state in the nation and the third largest for residential gas consumption. Spot gas prices last winter reached record levels in the state, higher than $70/MMBtu. If the state and metropolitan New York City expect to benefit from LNG, the rules and regulations governing the fuel will have to be revised, according to CMA.

April 30, 2004

Mitsubishi to File for LNG Terminal in Long Beach, CA

After completing preliminary environmental assessment work on a staff-to-staff basis with federal regulators, Mitsubishi Corp.’s California-based liquefied natural gas (LNG) development company, Sound Energy Solutions (SES), is set to file a formal application later this month with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. A City of Long Beach Energy Department official confirmed that the port city is still backing the proposal, assuming it can meet all safety and environmental standards.

January 19, 2004

Mitsubishi to File for LNG Terminal in Long Beach, CA

After completing preliminary environmental assessment work on a staff-to-staff basis with federal regulators, Mitsubishi Corp.’s California-based liquefied natural gas (LNG) development company, Sound Energy Solutions (SES), is set to file a formal application later this month with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. A City of Long Beach Energy Department official confirmed that the port city is still backing the proposal, assuming it can meet all safety and environmental standards.

January 15, 2004

Industry Briefs

Energy West Corp. subsidiary Energy West Propane Inc. completed the sale of its assets in Montana and Wyoming, including a terminal in Superior, MT, Jack’s Wholesale Propane Inc., an affiliate of Northern Petro NGL Marketing Inc., for $1.4 million, including $750,000 in cash and a promissory note for $620,000, payable over 46 months. Energy West will realize a pretax gain of $185,000 as a result of the transaction. With the completion of this transaction, Energy West has substantially exited the wholesale propane business in Montana and Wyoming.

August 26, 2003

Western LNG Proposals Crowd Pacific Coast

The field of candidates for building a $550 million West Coast North American liquefied natural gas (LNG) receiving terminal got a bit more crowded this past week as an Australian mining/energy company threw its hat in the ring with the first offshore California proposal. Initial permits are expected by the end of next year, and the proponents hope to have the facility operating in 2008.

August 18, 2003