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Energy Information Administration / Annual Energy Outlook 2009
LNG section of the report, pages 77-78, can be viewed online at:
For an Article Overview of EIA Report:
US Govt Predicts LNG Import Market Will Diminish To Almost Zero Over
Next 2 Decades.
Woodside Scraps Planned California LNG Import Project (Update2)
Last Updated: January 15, 2009 19:47 EST
New Oregon A.G. dead set against LNG ports
Kulongoski willing to take LNG permit fight to federal court
Story Published: Jan 15, 2009 at 2:12 PM PST
The Register Guard
Which way for LNG? Would terminals bring gas in, or send it out?
Published: Nov 16, 2008 07:28AM
Liquefied Natural Gas: Opposing Views:
Job breaker - not job maker
View FERC Filings on the Jordan Cove Energy and Pacific Connector Pipeline Project in the FERC E-Library:For online Instructions and links to recent comments
Final EIS due to come out May 1,2009
Statement of Commissioner Jon Wellinghoff
on Bradwood Landing LNG Project
Oregon Dept of Energy Report Released May 7, 2008 - http://www.oregon.gov/ENERGY/SITING/docs/LNG/LNG-Final_Report-May07_08.pdf?ga=t
A 36 inch Williams pipeline explodes in Appomattox County, VA
on Sunday, Sept. 15th, 2008
Here are 3 separate articles related to the explosion:
Nearby pipelines still working after Appomattox explosion
More Support from the Oregon Governor:
Secretary of the State of Oregon -
Bill Bradbury adds support to our cause against LNG
2008 Key LNG Events
Feb 6th 2008: 300 Rally at Capitol Steps where both the
Southern Oregon and the Columbia River LNG terminal and
pipeline fights come together to oppose LNG terminals and
pipelines in Oregon.
Feb 8th 2008: U.S. Senator Gordon Smith sends a letter to
the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) asking
that they work more closely with State and Local Officials
and that they provide more meetings in Oregon to receive
public comment regarding the siting of proposed natural gas
pipelines in the state.
Feb 14th 2008: Gov. Ted Kulongoski sends a letter to FERC
that insisted federal regulators halt all reviews of proposals
to build liquefied-natural-gas terminals in Oregon until they
study the issue of need and all alternatives for supplying natural
gas to the region.
March 7th 2008: Congressmen Peter DeFazio, David Wu,
Earl Blumenauer and Congresswoman Darlene Hooley
send a letter to the chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory
Commission about the "inadequacy" of their process for
determining whether an LNG facility is built and where.
April 7, 2008: U.S. Senators Ron Wyden, Hillary Clinton,
Joe Lieberman, Christopher Dodd and Barack Obama introduce
legislation to repeal a section of the Energy Policy Act
of 2005 that pre-empted state authority for licensing LNG
terminals and gave it to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.
May 7th 2008: The Oregon Department of Energy releases a
report stating that imported LNG is not needed and conflicts
with the state’s greenhouse gas reduction law.
May 15th 2008: Land Use Board of Appeals (LUBA) hears
SOPIP’s oral arguments against Coos County LNG Permit.
May 20th, 2008: Coos County voters turn out of office pro-
Jordan Cove LNG County Commissioner John Griffith.
July 1st, 2008: Coast Guard letter calls Coos Bay "unsuitable
July 15th 2008: Land Use Board of Appeals rejects Jordan
Cove LNG Facility Conditional Use Permit, telling Coos
County less deference to the applicant and more public input
July 16, 2008: Jackson County Commissioners pass a resolution
asking the federal government to halt the Jordan Cove
LNG terminal and California pipeline until need is proven.
Letter from Gordan Smith-United States Senate:
Smart, Green buildings
What to do about buildings, Carbon-Neutral Homes and Elegant Towers
Feb 6th Salem Rally 3 Part Documentary can be linked from here:
Feb 6th Rally References:
Decentralized Power - What are we waiting for?
Local Power: A Revolution in Power
Citizens Against LNG would like to thank everyone who was able to show up for the
February 6th, 2008 Rally in Salem.
KCBY.com has a video of our gathering for the ride up
and KVAL.com had a reporter there and posted this story
View photos from the rally at Flickr.com
**What Can We Do? Section Below Update**
New and/or updated websites of interest as of Feb. 2008
FERC online instruction sheet updated 9-17-07:see link below on this page
"Resolution of the City Council of the City of Canyonville Expressing
Concerns Pertaining to the Proposed Jordan Cove Liquefied Natural
Gas Terminal at Coos Bay and the Pacific Connector Pipeline" http://www.newsreview.info/assets/pdf/NR11763118.PDF
The Government Accountability Office (GAO) report:
"Public Safety Consequences of a Terrorist Attack on a Tanker Carrying
Liquefied Natural Gas Need Clarification".
For Highlights Only -
CAL was recently invited to participate in what was called "The REAL LNG Debate"
You may download/listen to here
Has the Port Commission of Coos Bay Handled Shipbreaking, Their Land Deal for the Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Terminal, and Other Issues with Due Diligence?
What is LNG?
Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) is natural gas that has been supercooled down to
-259 degrees Fahrenheit. At that temperature natural gas condenses into a liquid.
In liquid form, natural gas takes up to 600 times less space than its gaseous state
making it feasible for transportation and storage.
Where Does LNG come from?
LNG is exported from places such as:
Abu Dhabi, Algeria, Australia, Brunei, Egypt, Indonesia, Iran, Libya, Malaysia,
Nigeria, Norway, Oman, Qatar, Russia, Trinidad, Tobago, and U.S.(Alaska).
There does not appear to be a single LNG vessel operating today that is
U.S. owned and operated. None fly the U.S. flag.
If a LNG Import facility is sited here then about 6 or 7 times a month a LNG
vessel will enter our harbor carrying its highly visible and highly volatile cargo.
Our Bay Area will lose the use of its Harbor and our Airport could be
affected each time a LNG vessel visits, due to Stringent Security Requirements.
Can our Local Economy Afford this?
Just How Dangerous is LNG?
LNG can become highly unstable and exhibit intense pressure if it is not kept at
-259 degrees Fahrenheit. LNG can rapidly vaporize, expand and ignite to burn
people and property thousands of yards from the core of the fire. No precaution
or risk assessment can guarantee safety in case of accident, earthquake, or terrorism.
"An ignited LNG vapor cloud or large LNG pool fire can cause extensive damage to life and property"
California Energy Commission, July 2003
"A (LNG) Pool fire is intense, burning far more hotly and rapidly than oil or gasoline fires. It cannot be extinguished.........its thermal radiation may injure people and damage property a considerable distance from the fire itself."
CRS Report for Congress, Jan 28, 2004
"If about 3 million gallons of LNG spills onto the water from an LNG tanker ship, flammable vapors from the spill could travel up to 3 miles."
Professor Jerry Havens, August 16, 2005
Portland, OR - Billy Frank Conference Center
(JERRY HAVENS is a chemical engineer and director of the Chemical Hazards Research Center at the University of Arkansas. He helped write federal standards for estimating the size and intensity of fires involving LNG)
LNG Tanker ships will enter our harbor carrying around 37 million gallons of LNG.
....Roughly 3 billion cubic feet of gas....
The Oregonian - May 15, 2005
On November 22, 2004, a newly formed Colorado based company, Energy Products Development LLC, doing business in Oregon as the "Jordan Cove Energy Project", submitted a Notice of Intent (NOI) to the Oregon Department of Energy to build a LNG facility on the North Spit across from the North Bend Airport. Current plans include Jordan Cove Energy acquiring property from the Port, who is purchasing land from Weyerhaeuser for this project.
In July 2005, Fort Chicago Energy Partners LP, of Canada, acquired a majority stake in the Jordan Cove Energy Project. - www.fortchicago.com
The Jordan Cove Energy Project includes two storage tanks, each with the capacity to hold up to 160,000 cubic meters or
42 million gallons each of LNG.
This LNG facility will be across from our local airport and would not likely survive a 9/11 type attack or accident.
A large LNG spill, vapor cloud, & fire caused by accident, earthquake, or terrorist attack would have devastating impacts on our Bay Area.
North Bend / Coos Bay / Charleston, Oregon (Note Mileage Markers)
"For a nominal intentional (LNG) spill the hazard range could extend to 2500 m (1.553 miles). The actual hazard distances will depend on breach and spill size, site specific conditions, and environmental conditions." Sandia National Laboratories Report for the U.S. Government - December 2004
"We have a one to three mile range here that are credible hazard distances based on a tanker spill of one half of one tank or 3 to 4 million gallons of LNG. There are no real disagreements about this. If more is spilled it could be worse, obviously."
Portland OR - August 16, 2005 - Professor Jerry Havens - LNG Expert/Chemical Engineer/Director- Chemical Hazard Research Center at Univ of Arkansas
Bay Area Residents deserve to know the risk associated with LNG and why many communities have refused onshore LNG importation terminals across the U.S.
This Local Bay Area is Our Home
What We Can Do :1. Sign our Petition and Voice Concerns to Public Officials2. Donate to the Legal Fund (see attached fundraising letter)3. Get Educated About and Promote Clean Renewable Energy Solutions:Clean Renewable Energy Solutions:The following two reports offer real solutions to energy production.1) San Diego Smart Energy 2020 - The 21st Century Alternative Prepared by E-Tech International -2) A New Energy Direction - Bold Local Solutions to a Global Problem by the Community Environmental Council -The following two sites also offer real solutions to energy production and jobs1) Local Power: A Revolution in Power2) Apollo Alliance: Three million new jobs, freedom from foreign oil:
LNG INFORMATIONAL WEB SITES
Other Local Web Sites that Address the Jordan Cove Energy Project LNG Terminal and Pipeline:
Other Local Web Sites that Address LNG and Jordan Cove Energy
Coalition for Responsible Siting of LNG Facilities:
LNG Danger to Our Communities - Office of Tim Riley Law
Purchase DVD - "The Risk and Dangers of LNG" at this site.
LNG: More Harm Than Help: - Fremont North Neighborhood Council:
LNG Watch / Ratepayers for Affordable, Clean Energy:
Government Web Sites - LNG
Oregon Department of Energy:
Jordan Cove Energy - Notice of Intent (NOI):
ODOE - Jordan Cove Energy - Project Order:
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
LNG - Project Review Process
Existing and Proposed North American LNG Terminals
Government & Scientific Studies, Reports, & Regulations on LNG
Department of Energy Power Point Presentations from the meetings in Boston & Astoria - March 10th & 28th, 2006:
Council on Foreign Relations / LNG Report - February 27,2006
The Sandia National Laboratories Report for the US Government: Guidance on Risk Analysis and Safety Implications of a Large LNG Spill Over Water.
CRS Report for Congress - Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Infrastructure Security: Issues for Congress - March 16, 2005 - http://www.ncseonline.org/NLE/CRSreports/05mar/RL32073.pdf
One page update to the CRS Report for Congress - Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Infrastructure Security: Issues for Congress - June 3, 2005. http://ncseonline.org/NLE/CRS/abstract.cfm?NLEid=248
January 28, 2004
To Open Other Congressional Research Service (CRS) Reports:
"Scientific Research and Additional Information" / Very Informative Studies & Press Articles:
1) Study: Congressional Research Service Report
Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Import Terminals- Siting, Safety and Regulation Jan 04
2) Study: Public Safety Issues at the Proposed Fall River LNG Terminal Professor James Fay Jan 04
Coast Guard link to their Journal Proceedings. Page 25 -28 is written by the authors of the Sandia Report and Page 29 - 31 is written by Professor Jerry Havens........Both of these articles are pretty good.
Code of Federal Regulations 33-127 - Waterfront facilities Handling Liquefied Natural Gas and Liquefied Hazardous Gas
Misc Web Sites-Related Organizations to LNG
Pipeline Safety Trust website:
Pipeline Safety Trust LNG website
Misc Articles & Media on LNG
Offshore LNG blast could be enormous
Associated Press 4/19/06
Cryogenic Liquids - Learn the Facts!
The Daily Astorian - April 3, 2006
"Amid protest, LNG forum focuses on safety and need"
ANTI-BROADWATER COALITION:OPPOSITION TO LNG FACILITY IN THE LONG ISLAND SOUND http://www.savethesound.org/LNG/LNG%20Position%20Statement.htm
OPB NOW Program - Sunshine Gang - for Audio / Video of program which aired on March 17th 2006 - 9:00 p.m. http://www.pbs.org/now/thisweek/archive.html
TAKING THE WIND OUT OF LNG'S SAILS - January 20, 2006
NLNG pipeline explosion: 11 feared missing
Wednesday, Aug 31, 2005
Bill said to undercut local LNG control - April 2, 2005
Spills and Fires from LNG Tankers in Fall River (MA)
By Professor James A. Fay, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
August 26, 2003
Gene L's Opinion Page
North Bend/Roseburg FERC Rally 2007
Medford Rally Jan. 2007
The Governor visits North Bend 10/28/2006
LNG Parody Songs #1, #2 and #3
Photos from Coos Bay Fun Festival Parade
Photos from Coos Bay Fun Festival Parade - Page 2
Photos from Coos Bay Fun Festival Booth
Photos from Charleston Seafood Festival booth
Photos from C.A.L's meeting with the Governor of Oregon 08/22/2006
Photos from the protest rally at the Mill Casino
Click to see incredible video of 36 inch
gas pipeline explosion and fire.
Pictures of the FINAL Deliberation in Coquille
FERC Tours proposed site Dec. 2007
LNG Hazard "Parody" Sign
Citizens Against LNG (CAL)
PO Box 1113
North Bend, OR 97459