DNREC Denies BP's Crown Landing Proposed LNG Pier

Monday, February 07, 2005

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control Secretary John A. Hughes has determined that the proposed LNG off-loading pier in the Delaware River is prohibited by the State’s Coastal Zone Act. The decision is in response to the Dec. 7, 2004 application of Crown Landing LLC to ascertain if a new pier facility to transfer liquefied natural gas (LNG) from ships in the Delaware River to storage tanks in New Jersey is allowable under the Coastal Zone Act.

In his letter of decision to the company, Secretary Hughes writes that his decision “does not come without some appreciation of the need for additional natural gas supplies in this country nor the relative cleanliness of natural gas compared to other energy fuels.” However, he finds that despite the possible benefits, under the Act, the proposed facility “represents a prohibited offshore bulk product transfer facility” with no accompanying manufacturing use that would meet the exemption definition. In addition, he concludes that as proposed, the facility “exhibits characteristics sufficient to deem it a heavy industry,” which is also prohibited under the Act.

Crown Landing LLC, a subsidiary of BP, proposed an LNG facility with a docking site that lies within Delaware’s Coastal Zone. The facility would occupy 19 acres in the Delaware River for a 2000 foot pier with one ship berth. The pier could accommodate LNG carriers from 138,000 cubic meters to 200,000 cubic meters in capacity. The pier would have one 44-inch diameter liquid unloading line to the storage tanks. The pier would convey the LNG to a storage and regassification facility on 40 acres in Logan Township, N.J. where existing gas pipelines would convey the gas to customers in the region.

A 14-day appeal period follows the Feb. 6, 2005 date of publication of the legal notice of this decision. Appeals must be filed to the State Coastal Zone Industrial Control Board. Appeal forms may be acquired by calling Dennis Brown, DNREC Planning and Compliance Assistance, (302) 739-3091. The appeal fee is $100.

(HK LAW)

Maritime Today


The Maritime Industry's original and most viewed E-News Service

Maritime Reporter April 2016 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

People & Company News

Jensen Debuts New Tractor Tug Design

Crowley Maritime Corp.’s Seattle-based naval architecture and engineering firm, Jensen Maritime, reports it has designed a new tractor tug for Vessel Chartering

Elandra Yachts Expands, Launches Finishing Department

Elandra Yachts has added another layer of craftsmanship to its boat-building operation with the launch of a new in-house paint department at the Gold Coast plant,

Smulders Appointed CEO of Radio Holland

Paul Smulders has been appointed CEO of Radio Holland, part of the RH Marine Group (formerly Imtech Marine).   Smulders returns to Radio Holland where he started

LNG

Crowley to Christen 3rd LNG-ready Product Tanker

Crowley Maritime Corp. announced it will hold a christening ceremony Thursday, May 5 in New Orleans for the newly built Louisiana, the company’s third of four new Jones Act product tankers.

India Seeks Stake in Iran LNG Terminal

Indian Petroleum Minister Minister Dharmendra Pradhan says India has expressed interest in setting up an LNG terminal at Chahabar port in Iran to ship back home natural gas from Persian Gulf nation,

MOL's LNG Carrier KUMUL Delivered

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL; President & CEO: Junichiro Ikeda) announced the delivery of the LNG carrier KUMUL at Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding (Group) Co.

 
 
Maritime Security Naval Architecture Navigation Offshore Oil Pipelines Ship Electronics Ship Repair Ship Simulators Sonar Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.0979 sec (10 req/sec)