TERMINAL SITING—Conclusion: Project viability hinges on waterway, land assessments

LNG terminal development requires careful assessment of both the waterway leading to the potential terminal site and the geographic conditions of the site itself. Establishing critical parameters for these areas helps ensure the economic viability of the terminal.The first article of this series (OGJ, Sept. 8, 2008, p. 50) assessed the factors leading to onshore or offshore terminal location and the influence of LNG vessels on potential marine terminal siting. This concluding article will consider land requirements for onshore locations, including soil and seismic conditions and site elevations, as well as waterway and jetty requirements.Land requirementsLNG released to the atmosphere as ...

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