Friday, February 8, 2008

Broadwater LNG Decision Postponed By Governor Spitzer

The New York Department of State (NYDoS) is extending the deadline from Feb 12 to April 14 (60 days) for deciding on the environmental issues related to the Broadwater liquefied natural gas (LNG) project proposed to be located in the middle of the Long Island Sound. Broadwater Energy (Shell and Trans Canada) and NYDoS agreed on the two-month postponement of the deadline for the state ruling on whether the proposed site of Broadwater's LNG terminal is environmentally appropriate. The extra time is to allow for further discussion of the proposal.

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) must also approve an envinronmental impact statement (EIS) for the project. A FERC Final EIS stated the barge could be operated with minimal negative effects, suggesting that they will approve the EIS. AAEA was an early supporter of the project and presented testimony before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and the U.S. Coast Guard in 2004 at hearings in New York and Connecticut. Clearly more natural gas is needed for the region. And since domestic wells cannot meet demand LNG imports are needed to assure adequate supplies at reasonable prices. Unfortunately, other LNG proposals have failed or are having trouble getting approved. (


Long Island John said...

In my opinion, the picture Shell released to the press on Broadwater is misleading. It makes the 1.5 square mile, Yankee Stadium sized project look like a toy.

tiredofmisfits said...

I just happened to run across your website while searching for BRODWATER.

I read your report .......

"environmentally benign"

thats a QUOTE from your report to the, so called, FERC organization.

Do you happen to know who's environment they are supposed to be protecting ??


I guess, if we wait long enough, the organizations who don't see the point, will eliminate any natural environment we have, and replace it with waste water and sewer water.