13 October 2006
by Edward French
The Calais LNG proposal is still under consideration, although one of the partners in the liquefied natural gas (LNG) project, Fred Moore III, the former representative to the legislature for the Passamaquoddy Tribe, is now working for another LNG company, Quoddy Bay LNG. Also, the Indian Township tribal government is no longer involved with the proposal, according to Rep. Harold Ian Emery of Cutler, one of the original partners in the project. Emery says that he and an individual who works for a gas and energy company are now the two partners. He is unwilling to identify the other partner at this time.
"We're looking at it still as a viable project," says Emery. "The project is still under consideration. We are in a period of reevaluation."
The proposal, originally by BP Consulting, which was renamed Calais LNG, calls for an LNG terminal on a 300-acre parcel in Red Beach, between Devil's Head and the St. Croix Island International Historic Site. The plan was unanimously endorsed by the Calais City Council in August 2005, but not much has been heard about the proposal since then, and no plans have been filed with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).
Emery declines to discuss the reasons that Moore left the partnership. He hopes that within the next several weeks a "defined tack" can be revealed once the project is redefined.
© 2006 The Quoddy Tides
Article republished on Save Passamaquoddy Bay website with permission.