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Downeast LNG import/export
project failure is pending.

> Failed <
Calais LNG
was dismissed
from permitting by FERC
on 2012 Apr 4 — the second
LNG terminal applicant ever
to be dismissed by FERC.
> Failed <
Quoddy Bay LNG was dismissed
from permitting by FERC
on 2008 Oct 17 — the first LNG
terminal applicant ever to be
dismissed by FERC.

2016
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>>> ANNOUNCEMENTS <<<

Posted 2016 May 18

>>> DeLNG For Sale <<<


Downeast LNG has announced the project will be put up for sale beginning July 1.

Downeast LNG's investors have finally faced reality — the project is just as they predicted when they began: a longshot loser.

In 2005, Downeast LNG president Dean Girdis announced at a public meeting in Robbinston that they thought they had only a 30% chance of obtaining the required permits. They have achieved no permits.

Reality has finally struck home. Any other investor who knows anything about the LNG market, and who has studied the Downeast LNG flawed project knows that nothing is to be gained by throwing $millions more away on this dead horse project.

Unfortunately, that does not mean that some idiot investor won't take the bait; it has happened before:

In 2005, the proposed Crown Landing LNG terminal in Logan Township, New Jersey, along the Delaware River — but where the state line is along the New Jersey shore abutting the proposed project property — was refused a permit for its pier by the State of Delaware, even though the project had already obtained a FERC permit.

Even knowing that Delaware would not approve the pier permit, Hess Energy bought the project from BP in 2009. In 2012, Hess Energy threw in the towel, abandoning the project.

Downeast LNG's situation is even worse — it has no FERC permit, or even any permits of any kind. Downeast LNG is a zombie horse with no prospect for actual life. Give it up, Dean Girdis and company. Bury the stinking carcass.

Source:
Downeast LNG Announces Planned Sale of Business Commencing July 1, 2016
, BOE Report, 2016 May 18.

 

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2016

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Permitting Abeyance Extension
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It originally was to end on 2016 Feb 29

Downeast LNG Goes Up For Sale

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NOTABLE QUOTE(S):

Hawaii Governor David Ige

“Any time and money spent on LNG is time and money not spent on renewable energy.”

Utility seeks OK to burn natural gas, Hawaii Tribune-Herald, 2016 May 20.


Ashleigh Giffen, First Nations member

“We don’t have another earth, and I think it is time we save this one.”

May urges people not to abandon LNG fight, The Squamish Chief, 2016 May 14.


Clifford Goudey, marine engineer and friend of Save Passamaquoddy Bay —

“Even in the US, the vast majority of new electrical power generation has been wind or solar because they are simply cheaper. Similar patterns in other countries will keep the value of NG lower than is needed for profitable export by ship. While it is a shame to see good money being wasted on these new export terminals, this is the fate of those still mired in the fossil-fuel age.” [Bold emphasis added.]

Re: The U.S. Natural Gas Export Boom Means Pipelines and LNG, LNG Safety Yahoo Group, 2016 May 9.


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May 24

FERC > LNG Project Review Process > eLibrary Dockets > Pre-Filing Comment Submissions > Monthly Listings of Pre-filing Comments > Downeast LNG — PF14-19 > 2016 May

  • May 24
    • Save Passamaquoddy BayDowneast LNG has admitted it is not qualified to continue permitting, and is putting the project up for sale — meaning that the project is now highly speculative. FERC has a de facto anti-speculation policy. Therefore, FERC must dismiss Downeast LNG from permitting.

FERC > LNG Project Review Process > eLibrary Dockets > Formal Filing Comment Submissions > Downeast LNG — CP07-52, CP07-53, CP07-54, CP07-55 > 2016 May

  • May 24
    • Save Passamaquoddy BayDowneast LNG has admitted it is not qualified to continue permitting, and is putting the project up for sale — meaning that the project is now highly speculative. FERC has a de facto anti-speculation policy. Therefore, FERC must dismiss Downeast LNG from permitting.

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  • 2016 May 2St. Andrews residents urge St. Andrews & Campobello Island residents to vote for municipal council candidates who will pass bylaws to prohibit large federally-defined hazard zones from encroaching on zoned residential and recreational areas — effectively killing Downeast LNG.

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  • 2016 May 9“Even in the US, the vast majority of new electrical power generation has been wind or solar because they are simply cheaper. Similar patterns in other countries will keep the value of NG lower than is needed for profitable export by ship. While it is a shame to see good money being wasted on these new export terminals, this is the fate of those still mired in the fossil-fuel age.”

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    • Save Passamaquoddy BayDowneast LNG's lack of financial capacity and permitting effort qualifies it to be dismissed from FERC permitting.

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FERC > LNG Project Review Process > eLibrary Dockets > Pre-Filing Comment Submissions > Monthly Listings of Pre-filing Comments > Downeast LNG — PF14-19 > 2016 April

  • Apr 28
    • Save Passamaquoddy BayFERC's failure to respond on the docket to Downeast LNG's two requests for permitting abeyance is opaque and contrary to its duty to the public interest.
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