Below you will find an excerpt of Strom, Inc. DOE Application # 15-78-LNG submitted May 2015, section V, describing the public interests of processing LNG, transporting via train and/or truck 90 miles along the pristine west coast of Florida for exporting to other, countries this includes non-FTA countries. Are these people not aware of Solar Energy and other clean energy alternatives which would well serve the countries they propose to export greenhouse emitting, water destructive and air polluting fracked gas to? You know they are. But DOE/FE policy gives LNG facilities the right to negotiate their own trade agreements and determine the environmental effects in the name of promoting competition in the dying, subsidized fossil fuel industry. As for the 100’s of jobs Strom says will be created in this application, if the Florida government and utility monopoly were removed (as it is in all but 4 states), via solar choice, there would be 1000’s of jobs created in the solar industry alone!
It is obvious that this endeavor is “all about the money” for an industry that has seen it’s time and needs to fold or adapt. As well as the invested politicians ‘on the dole’. The fracking industry is operating in debt – in the ‘red’ – and guess who will be left with the losses economically, environmentally and socially.
Strom’s DOE application for their multiple operations are still open for comments via DOE online here:
https://fossil.energy.gov/app/docketindex/docket?11&00-00-ZZ. The last day to comment is Feb 12, 2016.
Below here is Strom’s argument for public need/benefits from their application to DOE.
LNG “storage, vaporization and truck loading facility” FGS just spelled out
that it wants gas from the end of this pipeline chain in Florida,
in its motion to intervene on Sabal Trail’s FERC docket.
Remember, FGS’ apparently PCB-contaminated site is
on the same Warfield Blvd as FPL’s Martin County “Clean Energy Center”
and as LNG-export-authorized FLiNG Energy’s storefront,
with an FPL pipeline running right down that same road.
FLiNG says it is “located immediately adjacent to Floridian Natural Gas Storage”.
Do you still claim, Sabal Trail, that your fracked methane isn’t for export?
This motion is
even simpler than
FGT’s motion to intervene.
before 24 December 2014.
Filed with FERC 9 December 2014 as
Accession Number: 20141209-5082,
“(doc-less) Motion to Intervene of Floridian Natural Gas Storage Company, LLC under CP15-17.” Continue reading FGS intervenes as likely customer of Sabal Trail
EIA’s summary: “Increased LNG exports lead to increased natural gas prices”.
How can that be “consistent with the public interest”
when there’s a cheaper, faster, cleaner, and safer way that would not
push domestic natural gas prices up, namely solar and wind power?
So even if the Sabal Trail pipeline wouldn’t take your land,
risk your family and drinking water, or cost your taxes to pay for any
leaks or explosions, if it exports through even those
three already-authorized LNG export operations where it leads in Florida,
it would run up the price of natural gas in the U.S.
You don’t even have to believe
T. Boone Pickens:
you can read this eia report that was commissioned by the very same
Office of Fossil Energy that authorized those three LNG export operations.
U.S. Energy Information Administraiton, 29 October 2014,
Effect of Increased Levels of Liquefied Natural Gas Exports on U.S. Energy Markets, Continue reading LNG exports would drive up domestic natural gas prices
Dismissed by FERC for lack of payment?
No worries, Strom, Inc.’s other LNG export application with the
FE is still active, and Strom asked to move the location, too,
to Crystal River.
Just east on Power Line Road from Duke Energy’s permantly-closed
Crystal River nuke and proposed new gas plant.
Strom says it would get the fracked methane from either FGT
or Sabal Trail, which is either an intrastate or an interstate
pipeline depending on which of Strom’s sentences you believe.
No, Strom’s CEO’s name is not Loki; it’s just pronounced that way,
and spelled Lokey.
Remember in July
FERC dismissed Strom’s Starke LNG application for lack of fee payment.
The Department of Energy’s Office of Fossil Energy (FE) apparently
has no such scruples, since its
STROM INC, FE DKT. NO. 14-56-LNG was updated
29 September 2014 with
Strom Inc. – Amendment to Application to Reflect New Location of the Plant, Continue reading Strom asks FE to move LNG export application location
Sabal Trail’s source of fracked methane plans to file with FERC real soon now.
Williams Company’s Transco Hillabee Expansion Project
doesn’t admit it’s late like Sabal Trail,
nor mention that it already blew up in 2011.
Nor that the same Williams spokesperson is pushing the
Atlantic Sunrise project that would feed fracked Marcellus shale gas
to Transco for Sabal Trail and on to three already-approved LNG export
operations in Florida.
Mitch Sneed wrote for Alexander City Outloook 18 October 2014,
Natural gas pipeline plans moving forward, Continue reading Transco plans FERC filing “in the next month or so”
Merrillee Malwitz-Jipson of Our Santa Fe River
sent this letter yesterday to the same
newspapers Sabal Trail has been in recently. -jsq
Sabal Trail’s spokesperson distributing large quantities of disinformation
“Safety, public input, federal monitoring, jobs, tax revenue, exceed
federal safety requirements, reliability, affordable, clean,
thorough review, latest proven technologies:” these are all good
little meta tags and nice sounding words and phrases used by Andrea
Grover, public relations employee for Sabal Trail, in
editorial about that company’s proposed natural gas pipeline which
was carried by newspapers in the southeastern United States.
But let us point out a few facts that this editorial fails to
mention. There were plenty of public input meetings (we attended
seven of these, and we read the minutes from others) and the input
was overwhelmingly negative. Issues of concern include Continue reading Inadequate insurance and safety plus eminent domain and environmental destruction by Sabal Trail –OSFR
An explosion from the much larger proposed Sabal Trail fracked methane pipeline
could be much worse.
And remember, much of this toxic fossil fuel pushing through leaking veins
throughout the country is for export to other countries,
to profit a few companies at locals’ expense.
Maybe you’d like to come to
Leesburg, GA to say a few words about that.
ABC 13 Eyewitness News wrote 26 June 2014,
Gas line explosion sends 150-foot flames up in air,
EAST BERNARD, TX (KTRK) — Authorities are investigating an gas
explosion near a compressor plant just west of East Bernard in
It happened at FM 1164 just south of Highway 59.
According to the Office of Emergency Management, a gas line adjacent
to the Kinder Morgan compressor plant blew out, destroying the
roadway and catching a nearby truck on fire. Flames as has as 150
feet were shooting out of the blaze.
One person suffered a minor injury and was transported to Oak Bend
Hospital in stable condition.
Continue reading 150-foot flames from methane pipeline explosion in east Texas 2014-06-26
FPL’s hometown newspaper never mentions solar or wind in an opinion piece
asking whether you think the Sabal Trail fracked methane pipeline is a good idea.
You can comment directly in the newspaper.
Maybe you’d like to send your comments to FERC, as well.
Palm Beach Post Opinion Staff wrote yesterday,
Should FPL’s natural gas pipeline be built?
NextEra Energy, parent of Florida Power & Light, is contracting with
Spectra Energy to run a natural gas pipleine 591 miles through the
heart of the state, ending in Martin County.
FPL President Eric Silagy says the company needs the additional
pipeline to provide redundancy and added capacity to the state’s
existing natural gas pipleines. FPL is now the nation’s largest
consumer of natural gas, he says.
It’s curious how
FPL’s own projections in its 10-year plan
don’t support Continue reading Build FPL’s natural gas pipeline or not? –Palm Beach Post
FE proposes to follow the law, NEPA, specifically.
How about we also repeal
the Halliburton Loophole
Energy Policy Act of 2005 (EPA2005) that enables fracking and LNG exports?
The Office of Fossil Energy (FE)’s parent U.S. Department of Energy (DoE)’s
on EPA2005 doesn’t mention its fracking effects or liquid natural gas (LNG)
storage or export.
spells out that EPA2005 not just enabled but required LNG export:
Mandatory within 60 days after date of enactment
Continue reading The Halliburton fracking Loophole and LNG exports