LNG Facility Expansion Halted Due to Leakage Concerns

Monday, July 21, 2008

The US Court of Appeals for the vacated an order of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) granting permission for expansion of the liquefied natural gas (LNG) facility at Cove Point. A local natural gas distribution company that receives natural gas from the facility sought review of the expansion order, arguing that the expansion project would cause severe leakage throughout its distribution system. The court found that substantial evidence supports FERC’s conclusion that any threat of leakage is due to defects in the local distribution company’s system. The court also found, though, that substantial evidence does not support FERC’s conclusion that the local distribution company can address safety concerns before the project’s in-service date. The matter has been remanded to FERC so that it can more fully address whether the expansion project can go forward without causing unsafe leakage.

 

Source: HK Law

Maritime Reporter June 2014 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

LNG

Editorial: Gas ... It's Both the Question & the Answer

When the time comes to pull an edition together, sometimes the content simply takes on a life of its own, as is the case with the July 2014 edition and the proliferation of ‘gas’ throughout.

EXXONMOBIL Files Export Application for Alaska LNG Project

In another important step forward for the Alaska LNG project, an application to export liquefied natural gas (LNG) was submitted to the U.S. Department of Energy by EXXONMobil.

Bureau Veritas Kick-starts LNG Bunkering

International classification society Bureau Veritas has published a comprehensive set of guidelines on LNG Bunkering, with the aim of speeding adoption of LNG as

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Contracts Maritime Security Naval Architecture Port Authority Salvage Ship Electronics Ship Repair Sonar Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | terms and conditions | 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: 0.3146 sec (3 req/sec)