Saturday, September 13, 2008

AAEA Supports California Clearwater Port Project

AAEA supports the Clearwater Port Project, an offshore liquefied natural gas (LNG) offloading terminal several miles off the coast of Oxnard, California. The $600-million Clearwater Port terminal, proposed by Houston-based NorthernStar Natural Gas Inc., would convert an oil platform about 11 miles offshore to receive and process up to 1.4 billion cubic feet each day of liquefied natural gas imported from Pacific Rim countries such as Australia and Indonesia. More than a dozen federal, state and local agencies will eventually review the Clearwater Port Project.

This project will probably fail because NorthernStar Natural Gas has not adopted our recommendations. They are making the same mistake that BHP Billiton and others have made in not adopting our recommendations [See LNG]. The California State Lands Commission, the U.S. Coast Guard and the U.S. Maritime Administration will oversee preparation of a joint state-federal environmental document.

[Update October 2007: Malibu Surfside News]

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