A liquified natural gas importer announced today, it's withdrawing an application to restart trucking operations on Georgia's Elba Island. The decision by El Paso Corporation ends a two-year effort to move the hazardous fuel through the streets of Savannah, near schools, homes and hospitals.
Activists seeking to stop trucks filled with liquefied natural gas from rumbling down Savannah streets are making a new argument to federal regulators. The claim is in response to El Paso Corporation's request to truck LNG through Savannah to serve domestic markets. Activists say, they have uncovered evidence that suggest the company actually wants to export LNG overseas.
There's no good route for trucks carrying liquefied natural gas through Savannah. That's the conclusion of a safety consultant hired to review a trucking proposal. Houston-based El Paso Corporation wants to put up to 58 trucks a day on Savannah roads.
Savannah city officials didn't get the answers they wanted at a public hearing on a proposal to truck liquified natural gas through the city. It was the second meeting in three months on a plan that could send up to 58 trucks a day loaded with hazardous LNG through city neighborhoods.
Savannah city officials say, they're very upset with a proposal to truck liquified natural gas through the city. The El Paso company wants to put trucks filled with LNG on city streets to get the hazardous material from its ocean terminal on the Savannah River. Right now, it's only piped.
Residents of some Savannah neighborhoods are upset over a plan to put liquefied natural gas tankers on area roadways. Houston-based El Paso Corporation has asked federal energy regulators for permission to load L-N-G at its Savannah-area ocean terminal and transport the material on roads to customers throughout the Southeast. The route would take the material near schools, homes and hospitals.