Still time to object to this fourth company
filing to export Sabal Trail fracked methane,
adding to the
three already authorized.
FERC knew about this Strom LNG export request before
the last three FERC Scoping Meetings, and never told us.
This fourth LNG export operation will affect both the Santa Fe River watershed
and the St Johns River watershed.
Strom, Inc. filed LNG export authorization requests with U.S.
DoE’s Office of Fossil Energy (FE) 18 April 2014,
all still being considered, all for liquifying in Starke, Bradford County, Florida,
all for 25 years,
and all explicitly saying they want to use Sabal Trail fracked methane.
FE’s list of
2014 – LNG Export, Compressed Natural Gas (CNG), Re-Exports & Long Term Natural Gas Applications: Continue reading A fourth Florida LNG export request: Strom, Inc. from Starke, FL
People talk about LNG exports to China through the
Transco – Sabal Trail – Florida Southeast Connection
pipeline, even though
FPL says it knows nothing about exports through that
Southeast Market Pipelines Project (SMPP), and FERC also seems to know nothing.
If that fracked gas really can go to China, where’s
FERC’s rationale for federal eminent domain,
which depends on Florida needing the gas?
FPL’s own 10-Year Site Plan doesn’t support a need for the gas,
EPA doesn’t buy what it’s seen as rationalizations for that
can the gas go to China?
FERC has admitted in more than one Scoping Meeting that it’s not the
pipeline company that has to get export authorization: it’s the end user.
And FPL is not the only end user and FERC is not the only export-authorizing agency. Continue reading Can Sabal Trail fracked methane go to China?
FPL doubled down on a need
because it claims fracked methane is “clean”,
FERC filing of 21 April 2014.
FPL says it is
“a strong supporter of solar power”
even though it
didn’t increase its solar capacity from 2010 to 2013
because of the lame baseload capacity excuse.
FPL says it knows nothing about
Export of Gas, even though
Floridian LNG, located next to FPL’s Martin County “Clean Energy” Center right at the end of the Transco-Sabal-FSC pipeline,
was approved for LNG export by the U.S. DoE Office Fossil Energy (FE)
14 November 2013,
Crowley Maritime’s Carib Energy
was approved for export from Florida by FE 27 July 2011.
And FPL says its ratepayers are not paying the costs
of the pipeline, even though FPL VP of development and external affairs Pam Rauch
argued in pring 29 July 2012 for a “Clean Energy” (fracked methane) Center at Cape Canaveral
that was one of several mentioned
by the Tampa Times 24 October 2014
as a reason for a new pipeline,
and that same Pam Rauch
filed PF14-2 with FERC for the Florida Southeast Connection (FSC) pipeline that connects from Sabal Trail to FPL’s
“Clean Energy” Center in Martin County, next to Floridian LNG.
FPL doesn’t seem to know what’s going on next to it,
and maybe not what its own employees are doing.
I hope EPA doesn’t consider
the questions it filed with FERC the same day
answered by this weak tea from FPL.
April 21, 2014
Ms. Kimberly D. Bose
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
888 First Street, N.E.
Washington, D.C. 20426
Southeast Market Pipelines Project
Docket Nos. PF14-1-000, PF14-2-000, and PF14-6-000
Dear Ms. Bose:
Florida Power & Light Company (“FPL”) hereby submits these comments in response Continue reading FPL supports solar power without spending money on it –FPL to FERC
Why didn’t FERC or Sabal Trail or FPL or Williams tell us about
LNG export to FTA countries authorized by FE in 2011,
before Sabal Trail and the others even submitted their pre-filing applications to FERC?
The Carib Energy that
has requested authorization for LNG export to non-FTA countries:
we’ve heard of them before.
Carib’s parent company
is based in Jacksonville, FL, and Jaxport is also eyeing LNG export,
plus a closer connection.
Remember, Crowley already has
authorization from U.S. DoE’s Office of Fossil Energy (FE) to
export to Free Trade Agreement countries: Continue reading JAX-based Crowley authorized to export LNG from Martin County, Florida
Another LNG export authorization
at the end of the Southeast Market Pipelines Project
(Transco -> Sabal Trail -> Florida Southeast Connection) in Martin County, Florida,
in addition to the
one already approved.
Will FPL, Spectra, Williams, and FERC claim to know nothing about this one, too?
They sure didn’t tell us anything about it during the Open Houses or Scoping Meetings.
Joe Fisher wrote for NGI 25 October 2013, Continue reading Carib-Crowley LNG export from Martin County, FL
Why are Jaxport tenants buying LNG ships and a company that already has
an LNG export license?
And why is Jaxport so interested in becoming a major player in natural gas?
All reports agree this liquid natural gas (LNG) facility
is for supplying methane-fueled trucks and buses,
and some say its gas will come from a pipeline.
But are trucks and buses really the only destination for that pipelined
gas, or is it also intended for export, as
the U.S. House subcommittee chaired by
Ted Poe of Houston (home of Spectra Energy)
recently advocated at great length?
Timothy Gibbons wrote for Jacksonville Busines Journal 31 October 2013,
LNG plant puts Jacksonville at head of ‘tsunami’ of alternative fuel growth, Continue reading LNG export port at Jacksonville?