Safety, security, legislation affect approvals

US IMPORT TERMINALS-1The planned expansion of the number of LNG import terminals in the US brings myriad safety, security, governmental, and regulatory concerns. It also raises a host of issues dealing with quality and interchangeability of any natural gas imported through these terminals.Three of the four current US terminals are undergoing expansion, a new offshore terminal has been completed, as of September 2005 10 more terminals have received construction permits, and more than 30 other projects have been proposed.On Aug. 8, 2005, US President George W. Bush signed into law the Domenici-Barton Energy Policy Act of 2005 which contains provisions addressing some of these issues. The Fe...

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