State Assesses Need for LNG

Proposed Plants May Overproduce

The California Energy Commission released a report last week examining the state’s perceived need for liquified natural gas (LNG). During planning for a now-nixed LNG terminal in the Santa Barbara Channel earlier this year, officials debated whether additional LNG sources were needed. The report estimates that the Pacific Coast will consume 1.15 billion cubic feet of LNG daily by 2010. The three LNG projects still currently seeking approval in Southern California, however, would produce a combined 5.5 billion cubic feet per day.

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