PENNSYLVANIA: Penn LNG Export Terminal Proposal

Pennsylvania LNG Export Terminal in Talks to Commercialize Project

An August 31, 2022 story by Jamison Cocklin of NGI shared the latest news:

An East Coast LNG export terminal that would tap into vast amounts of feed gas from the Appalachian Basin is aiming to pre-file with federal regulators by the end of the year and reach a final investment decision by 2024. The 7.2 million metric tons/year (mmty) facility would be located at a yet-to-be-determined site along the Delaware River near Philadelphia. It could produce the first liquefied natural gas by 2028, said Franc James, founder and CEO of Penn America Energy Holdings LLC. The company is currently working with Bechtel Corp. on engineering.

Proposed Pennsylvania LNG Export Terminal in Talks to Commercialize Project | by Jamison Cocklin | NGI | August 31, 2022

The terminal could be supplied by the Texas Eastern Transmission Co. and Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line Co. interstate systems, meaning it would only have to build a connector to those pipelines. Penn LNG would be the largest of the three, complementing the nation’s other two East Coast export facilities, Cove Point LNG in Maryland and the Elba Island terminal in Georgia. EQT, the largest gas producer in the United States, wants to quadruple current U.S. LNG export capacity by 2030. Meantime, there are 20 LNG projects in various stages of development along the Gulf Coast.

“We will be taking all steps, including legal, as necessary to prevent this travesty from being able to advance.”

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MORE: Environmentalists Decry DRBC Permit Extension Approval For LNG Natural Gas Terminal In South Jersey To Export PA Natural Gas
The Delaware River Basin Commission approved a three-year permit extension for a controversial project to build New Jersey’s first terminal for exporting liquefied natural gas (LNG) along the Delaware River. The extended permit gives Delaware River Partners, an affiliate of New Fortress Energy, until June 2025 to build a dock on the Delaware River in Gibbstown, Gloucester County. The terminal project will enable the company to transport LNG by truck and/or rail along the Delaware River from Pennsylvania’s Marcellus Shale to Gibbstown, and export gas overseas. 

Biden administration denies Cheniere’s request to sidestep LNG pollution rule
WASHINGTON, Sept 6 (Reuters) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) said on Tuesday it has denied a request from leading liquefied natural gas (LNG) exporter Cheniere Energy Inc to exempt turbines at its two U.S. Gulf Coast terminals from a hazardous pollution rule. Owners and operators of gas turbines had a Sept. 5 deadline to comply with the National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP), which the administration of President Joe Biden put into effect after an 18-year stay. The rule imposes curbs on emissions of known carcinogens like formaldehyde and benzene from stationary combustion turbines, like those used by LNG facilities.

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