Liberty LNG Terminal
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Liberty LNG Terminal is a cancelled LNG terminal in New Jersey, United States.
- Owner: Canadian Superior Energy
- Location: Asbury Park, New Jersey, United States
- Coordinates: 40.222884, -74.010232 (approximate)
- Capacity: 18 mtpa, 2.58 bcfd
- Status: Cancelled
- Type: Import
- Start Year:
Note: mtpa = million tonnes per year; bcfd = billion cubic feet per day
Liberty LNG Terminal was a proposed LNG terminal in New Jersey, United States. New Jersey Governor Chris Christie vetoed the proposal in 2011, citing risks to New Jersey's shoreline, tourism, and fishing and shellfish industries. Liberty Natural Gas withdrew its applications to build the import terminal in 2015, saying they had withdrawn the application to avoid confusion when filing permits for a "substantially revised" project. Liberty Natural Gas said they would refile at a later date. However, to date there is no indication that Liberty Natural Gas will in fact refile.
In October 2014, around 200 protesters concerned about potential environmental impacts gathered on the Long Beach boardwalk to oppose fracking and the planned natural gas terminal 19 miles offshore. Critics also said the proposed Port Ambrose poses a safety risk because it would be exposed to powerful storms.
Articles and resources
- Liberty LNG Terminal, A Barrel Full, 31 August 2015
- Liberty Withdraws New Jersey LNG Terminal Plans, Will Refile, Natural Gas Intel, 27 April 2012
- Joan Gralla, Protest over fracking, offshore gas terminal in Long Beach News Day, October 11, 2014