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Links relating to Fairwinds and LNG
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them to me at
webskipper. I am not a librarian, and it is often not clear how to
categorize the items below.
Items that look like this
are notes written by Web Skipper (BWT)
Sometimes if you are
looking for a small item on a large page (a needle in a haystack), try going
to Edit on the browser menu, then choose find. (ctrl f in
Windows). This allows you to search only the page you are on for information.
Be careful to choose search up and search down correctly. In
PDF files use Acrobat Find.
Obviously I cannot accept responsibility for the truth
or reliability of the contents of any of these links. If anyone has a
problem with one of them, I can add a note to the link below.
Below is a table of contents for the links on this page. If you click on it,
it will take you to that section.
ConocoPhillips and TransCanada
Montana DEQ Resolves Enforcement
Action with ConocoPhillips Company
U.S. EPA, Conoco Phillips Settle Right-To-Know Case For $150,975
ConocoPhillips did not appropriately inform their
employees or the community of the releases of some toxic chemicals in a
Article about allegedly broken promises by Conoco
in Utah, also their record on the environment
Backpacker.com - The Last Best Place
From the site: "Two
of the most controversial matters will no doubt be mining and oil
drilling. Although President Clinton's executive order forbids new mine
claims and oil leases, it allows existing ones. Even so, in the face of
increased operating restrictions, Dutch-based Andalex Resources gave up on
plans for a massive coal mine four months after the monument's
designation. Conoco Oil, on the other hand, had geosurvey markers on the
ground within three weeks, and is drilling some 14,000 feet into a plateau
where oil has not been found previously. In response to this new pressure,
The Wilderness Society has already placed Grand Staircase-Escalante
National Monument on its list of 10 Most Endangered Wildlands."
NEWS Environmental groups protest drilling bid
From the site: "Opponents of the Conoco
application, including the Environmental Protection Agency and the Fish
and Wildlife Service, urged the BLM to wait until the management plan was
completed and then examine oil and gas exploration throughout the
From the page: "Nortonís
Office Failed To Take On Conoco For A Hazardous Oil Spill.
The Sierra Club filed its own lawsuit against a Conoco refinery
spilling oil into Sand Creek, winning a $1 million penalty "in a case that
the Colorado Attorney Generalís office refused to take."
About Liquid Natural Gas
Oakland Tribune Online - Business News
The Russia Journal DailyEconomy - Gazprom ill with ďAmerican dreamĒ
Russians are looking for a
partner (such as ConocoPhillips to import LNG to U.S.
Press Home Page
Here is a link to an online publication for
the Natural Gas industry - to view archives, etc you have to sign up for a
4 week free trial - no credit card or bank acct required. The site emails
you a user name & password immediately. Its a good site to get the view
from inside the Natural Gas industry and to further scrutinize
ConocoPhillips & Trans Canada:
LNG What IS
it all about
Pretty Comprehensive description of LNG and its
place in U.S.
Commission Staff White Paper
This appears to be an excellent summary of the whole LNG process from LNG,
the ships, the terminal, and the permitting process
11/2: LNG Import Terminals Proposed in Northeast U.S.
from [Welcome to the
Northeast Gas Association]
In recent months several proposals have been announced
for import terminals for liquefied natural gas (LNG). Among the projects
and locations are:
Weaver's Cove Energy, Fall River, MA; sponsor: Poten
& Partners (www.weaverscove.com);
Somerset LNG, Somerset, MA;
Fairwinds LNG, Harpswell, ME; sponsors, TransCanada,
Providence LNG, Providence, RI; sponsors: KeySpan
Corp., BG LNG Services (www.keyspanenergy.com)
Irving Oil, Saint John, New Brunswick; sponsor:
Access Northeast Energy, Point Tupper, Nova Scotia (www.ane-inc.com).
Public Safety Issues
at the Proposed Harpswell LNG Terminal by James A. Fay. I have created an
html version which should open more quickly then this,
which you can read here.
Watch - Proposed ExxonMobil Plant to Test New Restrictions on Information
appears to be the testing ground for new restrictions on energy
information. Inquiries into a proposed natural gas plant will test if
policies meant to increase security will actually compromise the publicís
Scientists challenge study used to
promote LNG safety
Since the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorists attacks, an obscure scientific study
by a little-known Oklahoma consulting company has been widely used by
federal officials to ease concern in U.S. communities about the dangers of
liquefied natural gas.
But the study's mild assessment of LNG fire dangers is generating a
growing controversy in the scientific community, and even the study's
author acknowledged in an interview last week that it is being misused by
This is a 30 page PowerPoint
Presentation by a representative of Chevron Texaco. It makes positive
conclusions about LNG, and includes some interesting information I have
not heard before. Also pictures of tanks, terminals, charts of leaks and
2003-07-17_700-03-005 26 page PDF big file
NATURAL GAS IN CALIFORNIA: HISTORY, RISKS, AND SITING
use Acrobat Find
to locate the "Federal Permitting
Processes" section and the "Environmental Impact Assessment"
Introduction to LNG Safety
This is an ad for a book about LNG safety. It
says it is for public transit official and boards and local fire and
safety officials and others. I include it as an example of what is
available if you have the time and money.
VallejoCPR.org - Vallejo Community Planned Renewal
LNG is Too Hazardous to be So Close to Home
Transportation of Liquefied Natural Gas PDF dated Sept. 1977
behalf of the Board of the Office of Technology Assessment, we are
pleased to forward the results of this assessment of The Transportation
of Liquefied Natural Gas which was requested by your Committee.
from transmittal letter by Sen. Ted
6 page pdf
technical review of LNG ships
al.com News: Study talks of possible LNG
disaster as result of accident
confidential study commissioned by the owner of Boston's liquefied
natural gas terminal suggests that an accident involving an LNG tanker
could quickly evolve into a chain reaction of explosions and fires.
EPA Federal Register Office of Pipeline Safety; Risk Assessment
EPA Federal Register Table of Contents (search on page for "pipeline safety")
I do not know what this is, but it looked like it
refers to something interesting
Research and Special Programs Administration
Pipeline safety: Hazardous liquid transportation-- Gas and hazardous liquid pipelines;
corrosion control, 16885-16889 Liquefied compressed gases, 16882 Hazardous liquefied natural gas facilities; safety
standards-- Gas and hazardous liquid pipeline
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission guide
to: Citizen Action Options
Effect on Fishing and environment
Over 300 People Attend El Paso Meeting by Shelly Hipson
The impact of a sub-sea pipeline on the lobster
industry and a compensation plan for fishermen were discussed by El
Paso. Company officials suggested that it would take more than a year
for the sea bed in the area to re-establish following construction. El
Paso is gathering information on how the physical barrier of a pipeline
and its vibration may affect lobster behavior. Chris Cottreau, a local
fisherman, questioned how they were planning to study the behavior of
such an elusive creature, when fisherman and government scientists have
been trying to determine lobster behavior for years.
The Halletts fear that noise and vibrations from
the pipeline and gas pipeline as it makes landfall near Shelburne will
chase lobsters away from traditional fishing areas and also prevent
reproduction of the valuable crustaceans.
The fishermen have banded together with a determined group of
environmentalists who say the gas project will rip apart the rural
landscape and leave residents breathing air laced with byproducts of gas
Jocelyn Hagaman, a psychologist who moved to the Shelburne area from the
United States several years ago, accuses El Paso of ignoring the
concerns of people who came to the area to enjoy clean air.
NEON, December 2001 Hubline Gas Pipeline
Discussion of Boston Pipeline with
suggestions on how to monitor
11 page PDF
Memorandum Of Understanding Between The United States Coast Guard And
The Research And Special Programs Administration For Regulation Of
Waterfront Liquefied Natural Gas Facilities
COAST GUARD RESPONDS TO GAS PIPELINE EXPLOSION
See Foreign for info from Canadian version of EPA
Environmental Impact Statement
I removed this file because it is huge, and takes up lots of space on
the server. If someone wants it, please let me know. The summary is still available below.
Environmental Impact Statement
Smaller file to give you an idea of what
it is about
EPA Federal Register Environmental Impact Statements; Notice of
EIS No. 030378, FINAL EIS, FRC, LA,
Hackberry Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Terminal and Natural Gas
Pipeline Facilities, Construction and Operation, Cameron, Calcasieu, and
Beauregard Parishes, LA, Wait Period Ends: September 22, 2003, Contact:
Thomas Russo (800) 208-3372.
EPA Federal Register Environmental Impact Statements and Regulations;
Availability of EPA Comments
ERP No. D-FRC-G03020-LA Rating EC2, Hackberry
Liquefied Natural Gas
(LNG) Terminal and Natural Gas Pipeline Facilities, Construction and
Operation, Cameron, Calcasieu, and Beauregard Parishes, LA
Summary: EPA expressed environmental concerns over potential impacts and
requested that additional information be provided in the FEIS.
Additional information requested included analyses of air quality
impacts, availability of alternatives and cumulative impacts.
EPA Federal Register Security Zone; Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Tanker
Transits and Operations at Phillips Petroleum LNG Pier, Cook Inlet, AK
[Federal Register: April 25, 2002 (Volume
67, Number 80)] Conclusions of the Coast Guard as to how to protect
Terminal at Cook Inlet
EPA Federal Register Safety and Security Zone; Liquefied Natural Gas
Carrier Transits and Anchorage Operations, Boston, Marine Inspection
Zone and Captain of the Port Zone
Safety and Security Zone; Liquefied
Natural Gas Carrier Transits and Anchorage Operations, Boston,
Marine Inspection Zone and Captain of the Port Zone
EPA Federal Register Cameron LNG, LLC; Notice of Availability of the
Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Hackberry LNG
Interesting because it does not even have a summary
of what they found environmentally.
EPA Federal Register Freeport LNG Development, L.P.; Notice of Intent To
Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Freeport LNG
Project and Request for Comments on Environmental Issues and Notice of
Public Scoping Meeting and Site
I found this announcement interesting as a sample.
For example, they are only notifying people within .5 miles.
EPA Federal Register Hackberry LNG Terminal, L.L.C.; Notice of
Availability of and Public Comment Meetings on the Draft Environmental
Impact Statement for the Proposed Hackberry LNG Project
Interesting summary of announcement of Environmental
Impact Statement and what you have to go through to get a copy or make a
Promoting dependable, affordable energy through sustainable competitive
Fishing and Access