The Obama administration is expected to approve liquefied natural gas exports early this year. A facility on the Georgia coast is looking for approval. Southern LNG wants to refit its terminal near Savannah for exports to send natural gas overseas.
The owners of a liquified natural gas import facility on Elba Island near Savannah are seeking permission to export LNG. Southern LNG is asking the US Energy Department to approve a request to ship up to $4 million a year out of the country through Georgia.
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.