FERC Issues Favorable Final Environmental Impact Statement

May 15, 2014

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has issued the Final Environmental Imapct Statement (FEIS) for the Downeast LNG project. The FEIS is applicable for the import project but also simplifies and shortens the review process for the bi-directional facility. Downeast LNG will be submitting its applctaion to amend the FEIS as a bi-directioal terminal in the near future.

View the FEIS here

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Downeast LNG is proposing to build a safe and environmentally sound, bi-directional LNG terminal at Mill Cove in Robbinston, Maine, on Passamaquoddy Bay. Given the growth in recent years of North American gas production, Downeast LNG is proposing to construct a bi-directional LNG facility with the capability of liquefying LNG for domestic and export markets. The facility will also have the capability of importing LNG if market conditions warrant additional gas supply in the future. The Downeast LNG terminal will consist of one storage tank, a re-gasification plant, a liquefaction train, a pier to receive LNG carriers, and a natural gas pipeline that will connect the facility to the existing Maritimes and Northeast Pipeline that runs from Nova Scotia, Canada, through Maine. The project plans to buy gas at Wright, NY, which could be US sourced gas or Canadian gas that is either imported via the Iroquois Pipeline or from Ontario via the TransCanada pipeline and the PNGTS system.

In January of 2006, the people of Robbinston voted 227 to 83 in support of the Downeast LNG project in a special town election, and the project subsequently received approval of its land use permit applications from the Robbinston Planning Board. The project recently has completed its environmental review by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), receiving its Final Environmental Impact Statement in May 2014.

The Downeast LNG project will bring good paying jobs to Washington County and help reduce the cost of natural gas in Maine and New England through the projectís support of new gas pipeline infrastructure to increase gas supply in order to meet the increasing demand of natural gas use in the region.  


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