LNG proposals off California face fierce opposition

A second proposal to develop an LNG import terminal in the Santa Barbara Channel off Ventura County, Calif., has emerged, and both projects face an uphill battle against fierce local opposition.Sponsors unveiled project details and supportive arguments at the first public workshop on the projects last month in Oxnard, Calif. (see maps).One proposal, by Houston-based Crystal Energy LLC, would convert the existing Platform Grace, 11 miles offshore, into an LNG offloading and regasification terminal with no storage. Crystal Energy last month let contract to OPE Inc., Houston, to perform conceptual engineering for the proposed $125 million LNG offloading hub. Click here to enlarge imageThe o...

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