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Posted 2016 August 17
On 2016 August 17, FERC issued its
ORDER DISMISSING DOCKETS
AND TERMINATING PROCEEDINGS
This makes Downeast LNG the 3rd LNG project to ever be dismissed from FERC permitting.
The previous two dismissals were Quoddy Bay LNG and Calais LNG.
Source: 2016 Aug 17 FERC Docket Accession No. 20160817-3009
dismissing Downeast LNG from permitting.
Posted 2016 June 17
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Posted 2016 June 4
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?
Posted 2016 May 18
>>> DeLNG For Sale <<<
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.
Posted 2016 Mar 1
DeLNG Now Asks FERC
Extend Permitting Abeyance
Until 2016 Jun 1
Girdis apparently cannot find new investors willing to throw even more money away on his dead horse project.See DeLNG's filing to the FERC dockets:
Pre-Filing & Formal Filing Comment: http://elibrary.ferc.gov/idmws/file_list.asp?document_id=14434002
Posted 2016 Feb 26
SPB Files Complaint
US Department of Justice
Multiple instances of law violations and other improprieties are listed
All 43 files (Zipped format; 32.07 MB)
Individual files (each in Zipped format) from our Downloads page.
Or, see FERC docket filing — CAVEAT: Filenames downloaded via the FERC eLibrary docket will not be consistent with filenames cited in our complaint to Dept. of Justice. Downloading files from our website via the first two options above preserves the filenames.