NORTH AMERICAN LNG TERMINALS-1: East Coast terminal projects buck resistance, move ahead

At mid-2006, the crowded picture of North American LNG import capacity was beginning to clear.From the dozens of terminal proposals for Canada, the US, and Mexico as recently as 18 months ago, a few projects have moved ahead, others appear poised to proceed, while others are stymied by local opposition, a lack of committed supply or capital, or both.The US is currently served by five LNG import terminals. Four are conventional land-based terminals (three on the East Coast); the fifth sits 116 miles off Louisiana and is served by new-generation combined LNG shipment and regasification tankers.This first of two articles sorts terminal proposals for eastern North America among the few projec...

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