Weavers Cove LNG Terminal

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Weaver's Cove LNG Terminal is a cancelled LNG terminal in Massachusetts, United States.


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Project Details

  • Owner: Weaver's Cove Energy
  • Parent: Hess Corporation
  • Location: Fall River, Massachusetts, United States
  • Coordinates: 41.701389, -71.155556 (approximate)
  • Capacity: 6 mtpa, 0.86 bcfd
  • Status: Cancelled
  • Type: Import
  • Start Year: Not applicable

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


Weavers Cove LNG Terminal was a proposed LNG terminal in Massachusetts, United States.[1] After nearly a decade since its initial proposal, the project was finally abandoned in 2011.[2] The project would have required LNG tankers to pass through waters near densely populated coastlines in New England; thus, it was highly controversial. The Rhode Island Senate and the town of Somerset signed town resolutions opposing the project and calling on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to deny approvals of the project.[3]

The project was reportedly abandoned due to a fall in natural gas prices and increases in domestic production of shale resources.[4]

Articles and resources


  1. Weavers Cove LNG Terminal, A Barrel Full, 17 September 2012
  2. Finally, Weaver's Cove LNG throwns in the towel, Conservation Law Foundation, Sue Reid, 15 June 2011
  3. Weavers Cover LNG meets resistance, Tradewinds News, Accessed 16 July 2017
  4. Weavers Cove, United States of America, Hydrocarbons Technology, Accessed 16 July 2017

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