Claims of PA LNG by Truck & Rail as “Bombs on Wheels” Disproven

Antis continue their public relations push to try and block a northeastern PA LNG liquefaction plant in Wyalusing, PA planned by New Fortress Energy (NFE), by claiming the LNG that will be shipped from the plant to the Philadelphia area, via trucks and rail, will be rolling “bombs on wheels.” However, an article in the Philadelphia Inquirer debunks those lies.
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Anti-Shale Zealots Openly Admit Strategy to Delay, Deny LNG in NJ

Last week MDN brought you the news that the Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) had, once again, caved to pressure from radicalized environmental groups by suspending (for now) a permit they previously issued to allow New Fortress Energy (NFE) to build a dock in the Delaware River to load ships with LNG (see Compromised DRBC Votes 3-2 to Suspend NJ LNG Export Dock Permit). One member of the Big Green cabal trying to stop the project, the New Jersey Sierra Club, openly admits their strategy is to first delay, then build up opposition with a propaganda effort, and in the end, defeat any and all new fossil fuel projects, like the NFE LNG facility.
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Compromised DRBC Votes 3-2 to Suspend NJ LNG Export Dock Permit

We suppose we shouldn’t be surprised, but we’re frustrated nonetheless that the Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) has caved to extremist pressure and voted to reverse (at least for now) a permit it previously granted to New Fortress Energy to build a dock in the Delaware River that would allow LNG tanker ships to tie up and load up on Marcellus LNG transported from northeastern PA. The radicals of the far-left THE Delaware Riverkeeper pressured (i.e. bullied) DRBC members to block the project–because Riverkeeper irrationally hates fossil fuels. Riverkeeper compromised three of the five DRBC voting members–New York, New Jersey, and Delaware.
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Scranton Newspaper Whips Up Town Opposition to NFE LNG Plant

The anti-fossil fuel zealots at the Scranton Times-Tribune (in Lackawanna County, PA) are doing their darnedest to try and stop an $800 million LNG liquefaction plant (generating hundreds of jobs) planned for nearby Bradford County. On Monday we told you the zealots were attempting to whip up a frenzy of opposition to the plant, based on trucks that would travel through the borough of Clarks Summit, a suburb of Scranton (see New Fortress Energy LNG from NEPA to NJ Truck Route Revealed). Looks like it worked. The Times-Tribune has scared the bejesus out of Clarks Summit and the borough council has passed a resolution opposing the plant.
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New Fortress Energy LNG from NEPA to NJ Truck Route Revealed

Anti-fossil fuelers, like those who write for and edit the Scranton Times-Tribune, are still spitting and sputtering that an $800 million LNG liquefaction plant is going to get built in nearby Bradford County and that LNG from that plant is going to roll through the Scranton area on both rail cars *and* on trucks. New Fortress Energy is building the project, currently on pause until early next year (see Work Paused, Not Canceled at New Fortress LNG Plant in NEPA). The Times-Tribune previously published articles about “bomb trains” rolling through their area. Now they’re doing the same for bomb trucks.
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New Fortress Cracks the Code to Sell LNG Anywhere in the World

New Fortress Energy (NFE), which is building an LNG liquefaction facility in northeastern Pennsylvania and a dock on the Delaware River to export their PA LNG, is expanding rapidly. NFE issued its 2Q20 update yesterday. In reading a transcript of a conference call with analysts, the light bulb went off for MDN. NFE has figured out how to deliver (sell) LNG to just about any market on the planet. It’s pure genius. We’ll explain it below.
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Hearing Officer Approves New Fortress Dela. River LNG Export Dock

In May the Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) held a virtual public hearing on the issue of the DRBC’s prior decision to approve construction of a dock in the Delaware River that will allow New Fortress Energy to load LNG tanker ships with LNG transported to the dock from a new liquefaction plant being built in northeastern Pennsylvania (see DRBC, New Fortress Crush Antis’ Arguments Against LNG Export Dock). Both New Fortress and the radicals at THE Delaware Riverkeeper were given time to make their case for and against. The hearing officer (i.e. judge) recently announced his decision…
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New Fortress Pushes Back Against FERC re Puerto Rico LNG Facility

New Fortress Energy, which likes to build and own as much of the LNG supply chain as possible, built and recently finished an LNG import terminal in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) recently dinged the company, asking for an explanation as to why they built it without FERC permission (see FERC Orders New Fortress to Explain Unauthorized PR LNG Facility). New Fortress just officially responded, to say that FERC told them no permission was needed!
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FERC Orders New Fortress to Explain Unauthorized PR LNG Facility

New Fortress Energy, which likes to build and own as much of the LNG supply chain as possible, has built and recently finished an LNG import terminal in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Just one teeny, tiny problem: New Fortress didn’t get permission from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) before building it. Puerto Rico is a U.S. territory and subject to U.S. laws and regulations, including the regulation that requires FERC approval *before* building such a facility. Luuuucy, you have some ‘splainin to do!
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Antis Demand DRBC Overturn Approval for Delaware River LNG Dock

The ne’er-do-wells from Big Green groups including THE Delaware Riverkeeper, Sierra Club, Food & Water Watch and a mish-mash of other loudmouths are attempting to bully the Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) into overturning their previous decision to allow a simple ship dock to get built along the shore of the Delaware River in New Jersey so ships can load LNG already liquefied and waiting. Given the DRBC’s weak leadership, we wonder if the DRBC will (again) cave to the demands of the radicals.
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Work on New Fortress LNG Export Plant in Wyalusing Heats Up

We have some exclusive news to share about a northeast PA LNG plant project. In August 2018, New Fortress Energy announced plans to build at least one LNG liquefying plant in Wyalusing, PA (see Big News! Marcellus LNG Export Plant Coming to Landlocked NEPA). The plant will cost $800 million to build and use some 500 workers to build it. Work began last year to clear the site in preparation for construction (see Work Continues to Clear Site for NEPA Landlocked LNG Export Plant). The big news is…
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DRBC, New Fortress Crush Antis’ Arguments Against LNG Export Dock

Kabuki theater

Earlier this week the Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) held a promised hearing to consider its previous decision to approve a request by New Fortress Energy to build a $96 million 1,600-foot-long pier/dock on the Delaware River. The dock will be used for docking and loading two ships at a time with LNG. The only parties allowed to speak were DRBC, New Fortress, and THE Delaware Riverkeeper, the arrogant Big Green group trying to stop the dock and the LNG facility in northeast PA that would feed it.
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New Fortress 1Q: No COVID Money, Raises for Frontline Workers

New Fortress Energy, which focuses on producing, exporting, transporting, and importing (in other countries) LNG marches to the beat of a different drummer. The company recently issued its first-quarter 2020 update. On a conference call with analysts, New Fortress founder and CEO (and billionaire) Wed Edens said his company hasn’t applied for nor accepted any government money re the COVID-19 pandemic. They also haven’t laid anyone off. In fact, New Fortress boosted the salaries of frontline fuel workers by 50% for the months of April and May in recognition of the jobs they are doing and the risks they face during the pandemic.
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THE Dela. Riverkeeper Files Lawsuit to Overturn LNG Dock Permit

When will the practice of THE Delaware Riverkeeper (radial leftist “environmental” group) of filing frivolous lawsuits stop? Using money from the William Penn Foundation and the Heinz Endowments (both of which should be investigated by the IRS for violations of their 501(c)3 status by engaging in political activities via proxies like Riverkeeper), THE Delaware Riverkeeper has launched yet another attack on the New Fortress Energy proposed loading dock on the New Jersey side of the Delaware River, where Marcellus Shale LNG is due to be loaded onto ships bound for other countries.
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New Fortress Convinces Jamaica to Use CNG for Bus Fleet

We continue to be impressed with New Fortress Energy and its aim to own as much of the LNG supply chain as possible. The company is building an LNG (liquefied natural gas) liquefaction plant in northeast Pennsylvania (see Work Continues to Clear Site for NEPA Landlocked LNG Export Plant). They plan to truck and use rail cars to get the Marcellus LNG to a new dock facility they plan to build on the New Jersey shoreline of the Delaware River (see DRBC Reconsiders New Fortress LNG/NGL Shipping Dock on Dela. River).
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