Maybe no Palm Beach to Bahamas pipeline, there are others

Maybe no pipeline from Palm Beach to the Bahamas, but that wasn’t the only Bahamas methane pipeline project, and they haven’t all been dropped.

David Fleshler wrote for the Orlando Sun-Sentinel 12 October 2006, Relief As Natural Gas Pipeline Plan Is Dropped,

After spending years trying to overcome safety fears and environmental objections, El Paso Corp. has withdrawn a proposal for a natural gas pipeline that would have run from the Bahamas to central Palm Beach County.

The decision brought relief along the proposed land route, where neighborhoods had organized to fight the project.

“This is such good news. I can’t tell you how happy I am,” said Elayne Adams, a resident of the Caloosa neighborhood, an equestrian community. “Those pipelines are not very safe. They do have accidents. They do have explosions.”

600x407 Seafarer-pipeline, in Seafarer (Bahama Cay) Pipeline map, by John S. Quarterman, for, April 2002

But that wasn’t the only one:

While El Paso has given up the fight, two other companies are still pursuing plans for Bahamas to South Florida pipelines, both intended to make landfall in Broward County.

And it looks like at least one of those awaits only approval by the government of the Bahamas; see AES Ocean Express pipeline from Florida to Bahamas.


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