Thursday, May 21, 2009

FERC gives Downeast LNG project favorable review

WASHINGTON - Federal regulators on May 18 gave a favorable environmental review of Downeast LNG's proposed liquefied natural gas terminal in Washington County, Me.
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission said Downeast LNG's proposed LNG terminal and pipeline would have some adverse environmental impacts, but that they could be "reduced to less-than-significant levels" by the company's proposed mitigation efforts and additional recommendations included in FERC's draft environmental impact statement.
Downeast LNG is proposing a 320,000-cubic-meter LNG terminal, storage tanks, regasification plant and a pier on an 80-acre site on Passamaquoddy Bay in Robbinston, as well as a pipeline that would send the natural gas 30 miles northwest to a point near Baileyville where it would connect with Maritimes and Northeast Pipeline LLC's existing pipeline.

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