Broadwater LNG Terminal

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Broadwater LNG Terminal was a proposed LNG terminal in New York, United States.

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Project Details

  • Owner: Broadwater Energy LLC
  • Parent: Shell, TransCanada
  • Location: Long Island Sound, New York, United States
  • Coordinates: 41.096667, -72.881111 (approximate)
  • Capacity: 8 mtpa, 1.15 bcfd
  • Status: Cancelled
  • Type: Import
  • Start Year: NA

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

Background

Broadwater LNG Terminal was a proposed LNG terminal in New York, United States.[1] TransCanada and Shell had planned to install a floating storage and regasification unit (FSRU) LNG. Broadwater Energy LLC would have operated the LNG facility. The proposed project was approved by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission in March of 2008. [2] However, New York Governor David Paterson rejected the Broadwater proposed project in April of 2008 after signifant opposition from environmental groups, community activists, and New York and Connecticut elected officials.[3]

Opposition

Environmentalists, civic groups, and elected officials were among those actively opposed to the Broadwater LNG project. A bi-state coalition emerged in an effort to stop the proposed project, the Anti-Broadwater Coalition. In a decision announced April of 2009, the Commerce Department declared that protecting the scenic value of Long Island Sound outweighed the national interest for natural gas. This decision followed New York State's finding that the project's plans failed to conform to New York's coastal zone management plan, and thus could not proceed. Both decisions override the project's approval by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.[4]

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References

  1. Broadwater LNG Terminal, A Barrel Full, 20 April 2015
  2. U.S. Commission Approves Gas Terminal in L.I. Sound, The Associated Press, The New York Times, 21 March 2008
  3. Gas Plant in L.I. Sound is Rejected, Anthony DePalma, The New York Times, 11 April 2008
  4. For Broadwater, Opposition on Many Fronts, John Rather, The New York Times, 1 May 2009

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