Keyspan LNG Terminal

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{{#badges:FrackSwarm|Navbar-LNGterminals}}Keyspan LNG Terminal was a proposed LNG terminal in Providence, Rhode Island, United States.

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Project Details

  • Owner: KeySpan LNG
  • Parent: National Grid
  • Location: Providence, Rhode Island, United States
  • Coordinates: 41.823611, -71.422222 (approximate)
  • Capacity: 4 mtpa, 0.57 bcfd
  • Status: Cancelled
  • Type: Import
  • Start Year: Not applicable

Note: mtpa = million tonnes per year; bcfd = billion cubic feet per day

Background

Keyspan LNG Terminal was a proposed LNG terminal in Providence, Rhode Island, United States.[1] The project was cancelled in 2006 by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). After FERC's decision, the project's parent company, National Grid PLC, filed an appeal to the decision. The appeal was dropped in October of 2007 after meeting with Attorney General Patrick Lynch, who asserted that building the terminal in Providence, Rhode Island would be unsafe. [2]

Opposition

The Keyspan LNG Terminal was critiqued and opposed from the project's beginnings. The proposed site of the facility was on the Providence River in the city's industrial riverfront area. Opponents asserted that the area, predominantly low-income and people of Color, would face increased risks of toxic chemical accidents. The Environmental Justice League of Rhode Island deemed the project environmentally racist. [3]

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