Safe Harbor Energy LNG Terminal
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Safe Harbor Energy LNG Terminal is an LNG terminal under construction off the coast of New York, United States. There have been no development updates since 2010 and the project is presumed to be cancelled.
The terminal is under construction off the coast of Long Beach, Long Island, New York, United States.
- Owner: Atlantic Sea Island Group
- Location: offshore Long Beach, Long Island, New York, United States
- Coordinates: 40.388611, -73.609722 (exact)
- Proposed Capacity: 2.0 bcf/d
- Status: Cancelled
- Type: Import
- Start Year:
Note: mtpa = million tonnes per year; bcfd = billion cubic feet per day
Atlantic Sea Island Group proposes to construct, own and operate a liquefied natural gas receiving, storage and regasification facility named "Safe Harbor Energy" that will be capable of delivering up to 2 billion cubic feet of natural gas per day to the New York metropolitan region. The facility will be located on an island to be constructed in federal waters on the Outer Continental Shelf ("OCS"), approximately 13.5 miles south of the city of Long Beach, New York, on Long Island and 23 miles southeast of the New York Harbor entrance. The island will be constructed in an open area of the ocean between the Ambrose-to-Nantucket and Hudson Canyon-to-Ambrose international shipping lanes. This project location allows LNG tankers to use established shipping lanes to access the facility, while minimizing interference with commercial shipping and recreational users. The project location, at approximately 40° 23' 19" N and 73° 36' 35" W, is in water depth of approximately 60 to 70 feet. The island will be constructed of natural sand, gravel, and rock materials, surrounded by armored breakwaters, consisting of prefabricated caissons, prefabricated armor units and rock, and capable of withstanding a 200-year storm. Safe Harbor Energy anticipated the first shipment of LNG to the facility in 2014, but failed to meet this target. Construction remains ongoing.
In July of 2010, Atlantic Sea Island Group withdrew its application for permits. Although they reserved the right to renew its application for a manmade island 19 miles off Sandy Hook, environmentalists say the proposal is "dead in the water". There have been no development updates since 2010 and the project is presumed to be cancelled.
Articles and resources
- Atlantic Sea Island Group, Atlantic Sea Island Group, March 2019
- Mary Ann Spoto, N.J. firm withdraws application to build natural gas terminal off Jersey coast, NJ.com, July 27, 2010