ENERGY: More oil shipments to pass through Fundy waters?

For decades, the United States has bemoaned its dependence on oil imports. But now, the world’s biggest oil consumer is looking at seaborne oil exports of its own. Royal Dutch Shell PLC is among the companies that have applied to … Continue reading

LNG: Cartoon leaves vital questions unanswered about LNG in Passamaquoddy Bay.

A recent cartoon by Ted Michener published in the St. Croix Courier begs responses to the question it leaves unanswered: “If large Cruise ships can come through Head Harbour Passage, what’s so wrong with LNG tankers?”  The answers are two-fold: 1. In … Continue reading

LNG: Corridor Resources ponders increasing sales of natural gas by exporting through Saint John.

October 4, 2012 – 8:50pm BY JOANN ALBERSTAT BUSINESS REPORTER A liquefied natural gas plant and terminal in New Brunswick could be converted into an export facility to help develop the region’s onshore oil and gas industry, says the president … Continue reading

LNG: Downeast LNG only one left trying to build gas terminal in Maine

February 29, 2012 – 5:34pm BY PETER MORTON It is the most unlikely of energy projects, in the most unpopular of locations and facing exceedingly difficult economics. But the controversial Downeast LNG project planned for Mill Cove at Passamaquoddy Bay in … Continue reading

LNG: DLNG terminal construction will unlock dangerous levels of ancient mercury from Passamaquoddy sediments.

It has been known for many years that sediments in the St. Croix River Estuary and Passamaquoddy Bay harbour dangerous levels of heavy metals and other toxic materials. These have accumulated from aerial emissions as well as historic dumping by industries … Continue reading

LNG: Group Fears Buried Toxins May Impact Native Americans at Passamaquoddy Bay

Downeast LNG Toxic Contamination & Environmental Justice An organization battling the proposed Downeast LNG import terminal in Passamaquoddy Bay at Robbinston, Maine, recently filed comments to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) regarding toxins that Downeast LNG might introduce into … Continue reading

ENERGY: FERC Dissatisfied With Downeast LNG Hazards Filing

BREAKING NEWS Downeast LNG proposed site at Robbinston, Maine directly across the international St. Croix River from St. Andrews, NB. The US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) requested more information from Downeast LNG on Tuesday regarding the proposed project’s LNG … Continue reading

NUCLEAR: Americans are becoming serious about nuclear waste. What about the Lepreau stockpile?

The Waste of Nuclear Power Conservation Law Foundation Posted: 10 Aug 2012 12:09 PM PDT A recent decision from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) offers hope that the nuclear industry’s free ride is coming to an end. The problem of what to … Continue reading

ENERGY: Tidal Turbine to Take the Plunge in the Bay of Fundy

Ocean Renewable Power says it will have its first grid-connected tidal generator online this fall. MARTIN LAMONICA Wednesday, July 25, 2012  The TideGen water turbines will take advantage of the Bay of Fundy’s fast-flowing tides to generate 150 kilowatts of … Continue reading

ENERGY: Will anyone buy Canaport LNG in a diminishing import market?

In this morning’s Telegraph Journal… ENERGY REPSOL LOOKS TO SELL LNG ASSETS: SOURCES REUTERS20 JUL 2012 07:10AM A Spanish oil firm that owns a 75-per-cent stake in Canaport LNG is looking to sell its liquefied natural gas assets in Canada … Continue reading

OIL SPILLS: Rumour on the street is Corexit is being stockpiled in Saint John.

While the rest of the world seems, after the Gulf spill, to be getting the idea about dispersants, there is a persistent rumour that Corexit is being stockpiled in Saint John, New Brunswick in case of a Bay of Fundy … Continue reading

LNG: Goodby view … Goodby sea breezes! 20 foot high vapor fence proposed around DeLNG’s Passamaquoddy Bay site.

Downeast LNG Proposes 20-ft-Tall Vapor Fences Along the Entire Property Line, Including Mill Cove Shoreline, and Along US Route-1 from Downeast LNG’s Exclusion Zone that previously extended onto US Highway Route-1 has been recalculated to be even worse. In attempting to solve that problem, Downeast LNG … Continue reading