LNG Importer Publishes Sham Report Slamming New England Pipelines

For more than a year the owner of an LNG import terminal located off the coast of Massachusetts, GDF Suez, has been lobbying hard against any new pipelines that would bring abundant, cheap and clean-burning Marcellus Shale gas to New England (see Guess Why GDF Suez Doesn’t Want Marcellus Pipeline to New England). Why is GDF Suez opposed? Because their business, importing natural gas from other countries, is threatened. Something called self-interest. So GDF trots around attempting to make the case natural gas isn’t really needed in New England–not beyond what GDF Suez can provide anyway. The latest salvo in a disgusting display of self-interest is a so-called report bought and paid for by GDF that supposedly makes the case that proposed pipelines are too expensive because some of the cost will be passed on to electric rate payers who will experience greatly reduced electric rates once the pipelines are flowing gas to New England. GDF used what appears to be its own in-house analysts from a company called Energyzt to write a biased report that is being reported by mainstream media as some sort of independent report–which it definitely is not…

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