Liquified Natural Gas (LNG)
Liquefied natural gas (“LNG”) is natural gas that has been cooled to its liquid state at -260 degrees F (162 degrees C). LNG takes up 1/600th of the volume of natural gas, reducing natural gas storage and transportation costs. LNG may be transported via specially designed ships, Articulated Tug and Barge systems (ATBs), or ships carrying cryogenic intermodal containers (also known as “ISO containers”).
For more information on LNG, see FERC Frequently Asked Questions – LNG
In March 2013, the Hawaii Natural Energy Institute (“HNEI”) released a study by FACTS Inc. to examine the potential costs and benefits of importing LNG to Hawaii. Read the report here: HNEI - Liquefied Natural Gas for Hawaii: Policy, Economic, and Technical Questions
In August 2012, The Gas Company, LLC (also known as “Hawaii Gas”) applied to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“FERC”) under section 3 of The Natural Gas Act for authorization to operate facilities to receive and regasify LNG shipments from the continental U.S. In January 2013, FERC found the proposed LNG project would not fall under its jurisdiction and dismissed the request. Read the order here: FERC Order Dismissing Request for Section 3 Authorization
Read more information about this docket, including the application and comments filed, by entering Docket Number “CP12-498″ at the FERC docket search page.