Mining America: We the People suffer the impacts while the Big Gas Mafia robber barons reap the profits.
There are three new LNG permits pending. This is to export our domestic natural gas–our so-called “national security.”
The Big Gas Mafia robber barons are mining America and destroying our vital natural resources–clean air, safe water and soil–for their profit. We currently have a gas glut in America where the price is around $2.50/Mcf. If they ship our national security domestically fracked natural gas to Asia, they can get between $14 and $16 per Mcf.
NOTE: mineral owners will not participate in those increased profits. You will be paid the domestic price.
Notice of intent to prepare an environmental assessment for the planned Corpus Christi LNG Terminal and Pipeline Project, request for comments on environmental issues, and notice of public scoping meeting re Corpus Christi Liquefaction, LLC under PF12-3
http://elibrary.ferc.gov/idmws/search/fercadvsearch.asp (accesion # 20120601-3015)
The staff of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC or Commission) will prepare an environmental assessment (EA) that will discuss the environmental impacts of the planned Corpus Christi LNG Terminal and Pipeline Project (Project). The Project would involve constructing and operating a liquefied natural gas (LNG) export and import terminal, and a natural gas transmission pipeline in Nueces and San Patricio Counties, Texas. The EA will be used by the Commission in its decision-making process to determine whether to authorize the LNG terminal. The EA will also be used by the Commission to help determine whether the pipeline facilities are in the public convenience and necessity.
This notice announces the opening of the scoping process the Commission will use to gather input from the public and interested agencies about the Project. Your input will help the Commission’s staff determine what issues need to be evaluated in the EA. Your input will also help the Commission’s staff determine whether the preparation of an environmental impact statement would be more appropriate for this project. Comments about the Project may be submitted in writing or verbally. In lieu of or in addition to submitting written comments, the Commission invites you to attend a public scoping meeting scheduled as follows:
FERC Public Scoping Meeting
Corpus Christi LNG Terminal and Pipeline Project
June 26, 2012 – 6:00 pm
Portland Community Center
2000 Bill G Webb Drive
Portland, TX 78374
Please note that the scoping period will close on July 2, 2012.
Jordan Cove Energy Project, L.P.; Application for Long-Term Authorization to Export Liquefied Natural Gas Produced From Domestic and Canadian Natural Gas Resources to Non-Free Trade Agreement Countries for a 25-Year Period
The Office of Fossil Energy (FE) of the Department of Energy (DOE) gives notice of receipt of an application (Application), filed on March 23, 2012, by Jordan Cove Energy Project, L.P. (Jordan Cove), requesting long-term, multi-contract authorization to export as liquefied natural gas (LNG) both natural gas produced domestically in the United States and natural gas produced in Canada and imported into the United States, in an amount up to the equivalent of 292 billion cubic feet (Bcf) of natural gas per year, 0.8 Bcf per day (Bcf/d), over a 25-year period, commencing on the earlier of the date of first export or seven years from the date the requested authorization is granted. The LNG would be exported from the proposed LNG terminal to be located on the North Spit of Coos Bay in Coos County, Oregon, to any country (1) with which the United States does not have a free trade agreement (FTA) requiring national treatment for trade in natural gas, (2) which has developed or in the future develops the capacity to import LNG via ocean-going carrier, and (3) with which trade is not prohibited by U.S. law or policy. Jordan Cove is requesting this authorization to export LNG both on its own behalf and as agent for other parties who hold title to the LNG at the point of export. The Application was filed under section 3 of the Natural Gas Act (NGA). Protests, motions to intervene, notices of intervention, and written comments are invited.
Gulf Coast LNG Export, LLC; Application for Long-Term Authorization To Export Domestically Produced Liquefied Natural Gas for a 25-Year Period
The Office of Fossil Energy (FE) of the Department of Energy (DOE) gives notice of receipt of an application (Application), filed on January 10, 2012, by Gulf Coast LNG Export, LLC (Gulf Coast), requesting long-term, multicontract authorization to export domestically produced liquefied natural gas (LNG) in an amount up to the equivalent of 1,022 billion cubic feet (Bcf) of natural gas per year, which averages to 2.8 Bcf per day (Bcf/d), up to a total of 25.55 trillion cubic feet (Tcf), over a 25-year period, commencing on the earlier of the date of first export or eight years from the date the requested authorization is granted. Gulf Coast proposes to export LNG from a proposed natural gas liquefaction facility and LNG terminal to be located at the Port of Brownsville in Brownsville, Texas, which Gulf Coast plans to develop, to any country which has or in the future develops the capacity to import LNG via ocean-going carrier, and with which trade is not prohibited by U.S. law or policy. Gulf Coast seeks to export this LNG on its own behalf and also as agent for third parties. The Application was filed under section 3 of the Natural Gas Act (NGA). Protests, motions to intervene, notices of intervention, and written comments are invited.
Read this letter: Rep. Markey questions sanity of exporting fracking shale gas
Read more about the plan to use America as a zone of extraction for LNG exports.
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This LNG export from the US is the WORSE thing that has happened to residents of America since the advent of OPEC (which was aided by the TRRC). From what I know this export of LNG is being promoted by the current administration in DC and by the Romney campaign–we’re ruined whoever wins the election!
The only hope is to institute an old fashioned hefty export tax on energy resources being exported from the US. It would be a disensentive and would help the taxpayers by lowering residential taxes in the US, expecially Texas!
FM WatchDog says
I want to see every flag waving executive of a gas company down in Corpus, as we export or “energy independence” to foreign countries who don’t like us very much. Wait a minute, that was the same argument to ALLOW it in neighborhoods, because heaven forbid, we would stop the production of gas in replacement of the production of oil so we can export oil to countries that don’t like us very much.
If the crooked bought-off politicians want to convince me that this export idea is good–just do the following:
Drill a couple of sour shale gas wells on the lawn of the White House, frack each several times.
Pipelines everywhere, up and own Pennsyslvania Avenue.
An amine gas plant in the back yard, with glycol dehydrators,etc.
A compressor station on the side lawn.
Lots of toxic trucks everywhere.
Landfarming on the lawn of the Legislative building.
Job shop out the air quality to the TCEQ and have the RRC regulate the gas activity.
After this experience, explain to me why I am such a dumb-ass!
You forget the injection well that should produce a few of those minor earthquakes and some flaming water.
Oh yeah–I forgot those injection wells. And then there are all the radio towers to control the whole activity from Houston! Lots of EMR to compliment the LFN.
Please excuse my ignorance – how was the “advent of OPEC” aided by the TRRC?
But I think I get the gist… exports of LNG will ensure a robust domestic natural gas industry for many decades to come. Even more, it will allow the United States to be the “OPEC of natural gas” as the current regional price structure will yield to a world gas price, just as oil. This development would undermine the very fiber of the anti-fracking foundation.
The lure of hundreds of thousands of 100K+ entry salaries and true domestic energy security, national security, will sway the voters which will sway the politicians.
I think instead of finger pointing and spreading lies, it may be time for another strategy. I challege you to come up with a better solution. One that can deliver energy dense economically viable fuel. Either that or stop being a hypocrite – turn off your power and sell your car. Get rid of your computer while your at it.. haven’t you heard of “blood minerals”? You would rather some poor kids in Africa slave away in the mines so you can enjoy all the comforts of modern society. I guess as long as it’s out of sight, you don’t mind it do you?
Why hello Sockpuppet. Oh, er, ah… I mean Shannon.
Oh Shannon, Oh knowledgable one—just go Google
“railroad commission” and OPEC and Texas, get about 1/2 million hits.
Read and get knowledgable!
Way to elevate the debate TxSharon. Your work on this blog is eerily similar to what the white man did to his slaves- their easier to mold when they can’t read or write. More likely to remain in your flock.
Scary what your doing.
Btw Anonymous- google “uninformed radical environmentalism” and you get 2.5 million hits. Bluedaze is right at the top…just sayin
We are going to use fossil fuels for at least 15 more years. Natural gas is the least cannominatt of these fuels. So why not a carbon sequestration project?I know we should be focusing on renewable energy but is not possible to change the entire energy scheme from one day to another.
Shhhh!! Shannon Troll your giving away Texas’s Republicans reason for cutting teachers/education! They gonna be mad @ you, take away your Troll card. you must have a special secret google, I get No results found for “uninformed radical environmentalism”.
Shannon Troll doesn’t seem to be having much success at winning converts or improving the public’s perception of gas. -but it does show industries desperation.
Lets all play the troll game and start posting as Shannon on EID!
Dear Shannon, et.al.,
I can tell what I’m doing is really getting under your skin, but I think a call to elevate the debate is dishonest coming from a sockpuppet
A false identity adopted by trolls and other malcontents to support their own postings.
I hear a lot of misconceptions here.
1. The gas should be for the US only? We have WAY more than enough for the domestic market and if the price goes any lower, they will burn off the gas at the well sites rather than pay to ship it to market only to lose money!
2. The mineral owners don’t share in the export price? No, and they don’t liquefy and transport the gas either – that ain’t free, you know. Mineral owners get 12-25% for just signing their names. The oil companies invest billions in permits, leases, taxes, salaries, equipment and they earn about 8% on average – a lot less than banks pull down.
3. Fracturing is polluting groundwater? Lisa Jackson, Obama-appointed Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency says it does not! Go to youtube and search “lisa jackson fracturing” and see and hear it yourself. The libel of fracturing has been retracted by the EPA in the three big cases that Al “Crucify ’em!” Armendariz spearheaded. It was all a big EPA lie.
You have a lot of misinformation in your comment.
While it is true the price of natural gas is down because of a glut, we do not have enough natural gas to supply our country long-term at current consumption levels.
1. From another commenter, luc: “The U.S. Energy Department estimates that 482 trillion cubic feet can be produced from shale basins across the U.S.
Today, the U.S. uses 24 trillion cubic feet per year.
With the conversion of coal-fired power plants to natural gas, the U.S. will need arround 35 trillion cubic feet per year or 350 trillion cubic feet per decade.
So, the idea of large-scale U.S. natural gas exports is ridiculous.
Already, energy expert Bill Powers thinks that “US Shale Gas Won’t Last Ten Years” and that “the U.S. will soon be increasing LNG imports”.
2. Please provide proof. I have figures that are vastly different from your 8%. Still, the landowners get all the impacts. As a mineral owner, I can assure you that I am still in the hole considering the hit I took on my property values.
3. It is not true that the EPA has retracted in 3 cases. The USGS just confirmed the EPA’s findings in Pavilion, Wyoming. Lisa Jackson did not say that fracking does not contaminate groundwater. She said there are no proven cases (note: that statement was made before the Pavilion confirmation). Proof is hard to obtain when the proof has been covered up for decades behind non disclosure agreements. Let’s have a Congressional hearing where all those NDAs are unsealed and then see where we stand.