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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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Posted 2016 June 17

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Posted 2016 June 4

DeLNG Requests
Yet Another
Permitting Abeyance


Abeyance #3: Downeast LNG now wants an abeyance until 2016 September 30.

Downeast LNG has now been in permitting abeyance for more than 6 months. On September 30, permitting abeyance will have been in effect for 11 months — nearly one full year.

When will FERC finally end Downeast LNG's misery and dismiss this LNG-industry embarrassment from permitting?

Source: FERC Docket No. PF14-19, Accession No. 20160602-5373, 2016 June 2.

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

Downeast LNG Goes Up For Sale

Downeast LNG
Abeyance Supposedly Ends

This is the 3rd Permitting Abeyance since 2015 Oct 30.

Permitting abeyance will have lasted nearly one full year!

FERC needs to put long-suffering Downeast LNG out of its misery. Dismiss it from permitting.

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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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Jun 24

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

  • June 24
    • Save Passamaquoddy BayDowneast LNG has no probability of being able to ship or receive LNG — Canada is ensuring that, as it has done since 2007. Competent company officers would have moved the project out of Passamaquoddy Bay, alleviating the insurmountable Canada LNG ship prohibition and Passamaquoddy Tribe refusal to approve shared use of the waterway.

      Incompetent management, impractical circumstances, impossible project.

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

  • June 24
    • Save Passamaquoddy BayDowneast LNG has no probability of being able to ship or receive LNG — Canada is ensuring that, as it has done since 2007. Competent company officers would have moved the project out of Passamaquoddy Bay, alleviating the insurmountable Canada LNG ship prohibition and Passamaquoddy Tribe refusal to approve shared use of the waterway.

      Incompetent management, impractical circumstances, impossible project.

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Announcements > 2016 > June

  • Jun 17SPB Scalebaskets Now Available Via Natural Resources Council of Maine Online Store

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Calendar > 2016 September

  • Sep 30Downeast LNG's THIRD PERMITTING ABEYANCE Supposedly Ends
    FERC needs to put long-suffering Downeast LNG out of its misery — dismiss them from permitting

Jun 13

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

  • June 13
    • Save Passamaquoddy BayDowneast LNG's serial permitting abeyance requests — intended to last nearly an entire year — are a veiled attempt to use the FERC permitting process to assist in selling the project to another entity — an activity contrary to FERC's Congressional mandate.

      FERC has no business being involved in brokering real estate or businesses. Save Passamaquoddy Bay petitions FERC to dismiss long-suffering 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 June

  • June 13
    • Save Passamaquoddy BayDowneast LNG's serial permitting abeyance requests — intended to last nearly an entire year — are a veiled attempt to use the FERC permitting process to assist in selling the project to another entity — an activity contrary to FERC's Congressional mandate.

      FERC has no business being involved in brokering real estate or businesses. Save Passamaquoddy Bay petitions FERC to dismiss long-suffering Downeast LNG from permitting.

Jun 8

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

  • June 8
    • Individual No Affiliation [Brian William Flynn]Brian Flynn points out to FERC that DeLNG's Revised Resource Report 5 (Socioeconomics) fails to address impacts on Canadian communities and therefore is incomplete.
       
    • Save Passamaquoddy BayDowneast LNG has failed to include Passamaquoddy Tribal and Canadian communities in its Revised Resource Report 5 (Socioeconomics), thus failing to provide adequate Resource Report requirements, while simultaneously violating Environmental Justice requirements. FERC panders to Downeast LNG, and is guilty of intentionally omitting from its published Downeast LNG EIS socioeconomic data provided by Save Passamaquoddy Bay via The Whole Bay Study; thus, FERC is complicit in Environmental Justice violations.

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

  • June 8
    • Individual No Affiliation [Brian William Flynn]Brian Flynn points out to FERC that DeLNG's Revised Resource Report 5 (Socioeconomics) fails to address impacts on Canadian communities and therefore is incomplete.
       
    • Save Passamaquoddy BayDowneast LNG has failed to include Passamaquoddy Tribal and Canadian communities in its Revised Resource Report 5 (Socioeconomics), thus failing to provide adequate Resource Report requirements, while simultaneously violating Environmental Justice requirements. FERC panders to Downeast LNG, and is guilty of intentionally omitting from its published Downeast LNG EIS socioeconomic data provided by Save Passamaquoddy Bay via The Whole Bay Study; thus, FERC is complicit in Environmental Justice violations.

Jun 7

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

  • June 7
    • Downeast Liquefaction, LLC Downeast LNG, Inc. Downeast Pipeline, LLC DeLNG totally omits any economic impacts of the project on neighboring communities in New Brunswick, Canada.

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

  • June 7
    • Downeast Liquefaction, LLC Downeast LNG, Inc. Downeast Pipeline, LLC DeLNG totally omits any economic impacts of the project on neighboring communities in New Brunswick, Canada.
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