Fracking Industry, Sabal Trail pipeline, LNG Export To Other Countries With No need or Necessity for the Citizens of our Florida as well as Georgia and Alabama. If you ever questioned the plan to export fracked gas then this should quell those misconceptions!

Heads up Jacksonville and the citizens of the state of Florida! The first major LNG processing of fracked natural gas, transportation via truck and train — moving bombs as experienced in other states that have been invaded by the fracked gas export/transport pipelines through populated areas — has been given the Green Light.

The DOE has permitted Eagle LNG with a a 20 year contract to export liquid natural gas — LNG — to other countries via Jacksonville Florida at a location on the St. John’s River. This will include shipments via train, truck and cargo ships.

As stated in the permit. The natural gas will be stored onsite at and processed to highly explosive liquified natural gas (LNG) for transport via an onsite facility. This LNG will be transported via train, truck and sea shipping vessels.

“Eagle LNG states that, at full build-out, the Jacksonville Project will include three LNG trains having the capacity to produce approximately 45.5 MMcf/d of natural gas per train, for a total capacity of 49.8 Bcf/yr (0.14 Bcf/d) of natural gas for the three trains. Current plans include the construction of one LNG storage tank with a capacity of 12 million gallons, a marine load-out facility, a dock that can accommodate both small to mid-size LNG vessels (for export to nearby markets) and bunkering barges (for domestic ship fueling at the Port of Jacksonville), and a truck load-out facility.”

” Eagle LNG states that its planned Facility, the Jacksonville Project, will occupy approximately 54 acres within an approximately 194-acre parcel on the St. Johns River to be owned wholly by Eagle LNG. Eagle LNG states that it has an executed contract to purchase the property site. According to Eagle LNG, the site is zoned for industrial use and is adjacent to sites which currently host other bulk fuel terminals.”

According to Eagle LNG, the Facility will receive natural gas transported by a local gas distribution utility (Peoples Gas, a TECO Energy Company) through existing pipeline facilities located adjacent to the Jacksonville Project site.”

Some of this natural gas will be provided to Eagle LLC via TECO who plans to pipe back up Sabal Trail’s fracked gas and the rest via Sabal Trail via a pipeline to run through Columbia, Suwannee, and Gilchrist as well as additional pipelines interstate and from already fracked regions of the USA such as Pennsylvania. See the subsequent blog about who now owns TECO.

Prepare yourselves Floridians as Florida is in the process of being ‘invaded’, our water and lands destroyed and our very lives endangered by the Sabal Trail fracked gas pipeline, related LNG processing and transportation of volatile liquid natural gas amongst the population. There are already operational, smaller (‘LNG in a Box’), LNG processing facilities with no regulation by FERC in populated areas.

Please consider becoming involved in stopping this dangerous invasion of fracked gas infrastructure for export today for the future of our children.

See the DOE permit below for more information:

Eagle-Jaxport-export and LNG -facility-ord3867.pdf

SpectraBusters Sabal Trails Submits ACE permits to commence working

Thank you Chuck. There is even more info on spectrabusters.org, WWALS.net. Great work This is a great start.

On Wednesday, August 17, 2016, Charles Stewart <epiphanias> wrote:

Attached is a list of the names and limited contact information I was able to glean from the permit documentation posted by Debra Johnson. You will note that Sabal Trail has at least three separate Limited Liability Corporations set up.

It’s not enough to build a page, but it is a start.

Chuck Stewart

Sabal Trail pipe on trucks 2016-08-11

Bill Sagues reports:

Looks like 36-inch pipe
Photo: Bill Sagues Creative Commons License

Driving to Tampa from Tallahassee and back I saw over a half a dozen of these trucks heading east and south on I-10 east and I-75 south yesterday 8/11/16.

I suppose that could be somebody else’s pipe, but Sabal Trail announced back in November 2014, before it even entered the formal FERC filing process, that it had contracted to buy its pipe from Berg Pipe of Mobile, AL and Panama City, FL. Sabal Trail’s press releases didn’t mention, but Berg’s owner Salzgitter Group even earlier did, that “The two companies in Panama City and Mobile are subsidiaries of EUROPIPE GmbH, Mülheim, Germany, a joint venture of Salzgitter AG and AG der Dillinger Hüttenwerke.” So the pipe purchase profits go to Germany. And even Sabal Trail couldn’t come up with a press release about this for Georgia, because there are no economic benefits to Georgia. Even the temporary pipe jobs in Florida and Alabama are just that: temporary. Continue reading Sabal Trail pipe on trucks 2016-08-11

FERC caught up in conflict of interest with their sub-contractor

FERC — Federal Energy Commission — responsible for rubber stamping fracked gas pipelines across the USA is implicated in a subcontractor conflict of interest as reported in Desmog Blog an industry watchdog site.

Read more here about this and the agency that has run amok.



Plans to Transport LNG on All Aboard Florida Commuter Railway are Discovered

Governor Scott’s long touted project the rail service, All Aboard Florida, plans to whisk passengers from Orlando to Miami and back again. Or so that is the publicly stated purpose of this project.

According to Channel 9’s investigative reporter, Christopher Heath, in Brevard County  there appears there is another purpose for this project (see story below). That purpose is to transport LNG (liquefied natural gas) most of which will be supplied by the Sabal Trail Pipeline if it is permitted by the Army Corps of Engineers and other state permits that are pending.

This transportation of LNG is very dangerous and trains transporting natural gas or LNG have earned the name of ‘bomb trains’ due to explosions that have occurred in other areas of the country causing deaths and injuries. Most of the time these explosions have taken place at night while innocent citizens are sleeping  in the safety of their homes.

The question here is are Governor Scott’s (and others) personal investments in Spectra Energy and the pipeline it is connected to (Transco pipeline and utility investment/connections with FPL, Duke) as well as this “commuter’ railway in the best interest of the people of Florida or serve a need and necessity for Floridians?

That answer is a resounding NO as unregulated LNG facilities along the rail corridor are already ‘popping up’ and operating — an example is American LNG in Hialeah now using gas supplied by existing FGT pipeline — the highly populated areas and the obvious additional risks to lives and property are obvious.

All of this is to export fracked gas from utility company invested fracking fields to other countries such as Jamaica which is set to be a central hub for the Caribbean among others in South America, the Bahamas.

There will be no place safe in Florida if we continue to allow our current legislator and Governor to implement their plans for a short term profit for a few at a long term cost to the people of Florida, Alabama, and Georgia via Spectra’s Sabal Trail pipeline. This is true for the rest of the country which is battling the same LNG pipeline, LNG transportation, and LNG export issues from companies such as Spectra Energy that we must rise up and nip in the bud now.

The Story From Channel 9’s investigative reporter Christopher Heath


Channel 9’s investigative reporter Christopher Heath has uncovered plans to transport hazardous chemicals on commuter rail tracks are just feet away from homes and businesses.

Heath pored through hundreds of pages of federal records to uncover the rail line, which is billed as a high speed commuter project is now planning to transport something else.

Eyewitness News has reported the rail service, All Aboard Florida plans to whisk passengers from Orlando to Miami and back again.

But 9 Investigates learned that its parent company, Florida East Coast Rail, has other plans for the tracks.

“There is a possibility that we may be moving in the foreseeable future,” said resident Connie Ward.

Ward has lived in Titusville for seven years. Her home is fewer than 3 miles from where Florida East Coast Industries has plans for a liquefied natural gas plant.

“We don’t need an evacuation plan. If that thing starts to go up, all we need to do is put our heads between our legs and kiss our rear ends goodbye,” Ward told Heath.

The nation currently has an abundance of natural gas. Domestically, it is transported through pipelines. But if it is shipped, it needs to be liquefied. It must be moved from plant to port, which is where rail lines come in.

It’s the same railroad that All Aboard Florida plans to use for its high-speed commuter service.

The rail cuts through highly populated cities and counties along Florida’s coast.

“That is a real concern of ours. We don’t believe there are enough regulations in place,” said Brent Hanlon of Citizens Against Rail Expansion.

The Martin County Fire Department issued a report that showed a possible blast radius would impact 1,200 residents. The report showed that such an accident would exceed local response capabilities.

Eyewitness News reached out to All Aboard Florida, but were told to contact Florida East Coast.

Eyewitness News contacted them, but our emails have not been returned.

The Federal Railroad Administration confirmed the application is still pending.”

© 2016 Cox Media Group.

Story Link here: http://www.wftv.com/news/9-investigates/9-investigates-risks-with-rail-plans-to-transport-highly-explosive-gas/392443427

It is time for all Floridians to rise up and stop this pipeline which will affect ALL of us and our descendants forever.

Contact your state and federal officials now concerning the Sabal Trail pipeline and please sign petition from Gulf Restoration Network to congress linked below!

Army Corps of Engineers by state
Jacksonville District Reg. Div.
Jacksonville Permits Section
Attn: Mr. Mark R. Evans
P.O. Box 4970
Jacksonville, FL 32232

Commander, U.S.A.C.E.,
Savannah District
Attn: Mr. Terry C. Kobs
1104 N. Westover Boulevard, Unit 9
Albany, GA 31707

Mobile District Reg. Div.
Montgomery Field Office
Attn: Mr. James S. Cherry II
605 Maple Street
Building 1429 Room 105
Maxwell AFB, AL 36112-6017

Gulf Restoration Petition to Congress concerning Sabal Trail Pipeline


Contact the Federal Railway Administration about All Aboard Florida’s application for transporting Hazardous Materials – LNG

Federal Railway Administration
1200 New Jersey Ave, SE
Washington, DC 20590
Phone 202-493-6024
Fax 202-493-6481
Email: frapa@dot.gov
Regional Office in Atlanta

You can also join us to learn more and help by joining WWALS Waterkeeper @ WWALS.net —
WWALS Watershed Coalition advocates for conservation and stewardship of the Withlacoochee, Willacoochee, Alapaha, Little, and Upper Suwannee River watersheds in south Georgia and north Florida through awareness, environmental monitoring, and citizen activities.

And/or join Spectrabusters by submitting an email to Spectrabusters@gmail.com along with a short bio to stay informed and get involved in action against this danger to our water and very lives.

~~ Deb