LNG: A Level-Headed Look at the Liquefied Natural Gas Controversy

LNG: A Level-Headed Look at the Liquefied Natural Gas Controversy

by Virginia L. Thorndike

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Overview

36til recently, natural gas has not been in the limelight, but that situation is changing fast. Complex issues of energy use and safety are being brought down to in my backyard context for millions of Americans. This book provides balanced information about LNG so people can make informed decisions about whether they want to be neighbors of an LNG facility.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780892727018
Publisher: Down East Books
Publication date: 03/01/2007
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.06(h) x 0.66(d)

Table of Contents


Taking a Dispassionate Look at LNG     9
U.S. Energy Basics     11
Natural Gas from the Beginning     21
Aspects of the LNG Distribution Business in the United States     35
Deepwater Operations     71
LNG Carriers and Their Crews     81
LNG Characteristics and Hazards     107
LNG-Related Accidents (and Those Blamed on LNG)     121
Questions of Cost and Supply     133
Considerations of Terrorism     137
Listening to Stakeholders: The Licensing Process     145
Standards     163
Two Contrasting Projects     175
Different Regions, Different Results     193
Those Opposed     203
Bottom Line     209
Acknowledgments     219
Notes     221
Index     228

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