Bienville LNG Terminal

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Bienville LNG Terminal was a proposed offshore energy LNG import terminal in Alabama, United States.

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Project Details

  • Owner:
  • Parent: Torp Technology
  • Location: Dauphin Island, Alabama, United States
  • Coordinates: 30.256389, -88.125278 (approximate)
  • Capacity: 10.7 mtpa, 1.53 bcfd
  • Status: Cancelled
  • Type: Import
  • Start Year:

Note: mtpa = million tonnes per year; bcfd = billion cubic feet per day

Background

Bienville LNG Terminal was a proposed offshore energy terminal in Alabama, United States.[1] The U.S. Coast Guard and Maritime Administration published a draft environmental impact statement in July of 2007.[2] However, the project was later terminated. TORP withdrew their application for the Bienville Offshore Energy Terminal (BOET) on October 29th, 2010.

Opposition

In August of 2008, there was speculation that Governor Bob Riley may veto the proposed project. Federal scientists had reported that the "open loop" seawater warming process characterizing the proposed project could kill billions of eggs and larvae each year, and the terminal's impacts on fish populations was unclear.[3] Riley ultimately rejected the proposal because of concerns of damage to marine life.[4]

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