Liquid natural gas hearing turns heated

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Port Ambrose would consist of a system of underwater buoys and pipelines, which specially designed ships called “shuttle and regasification vessels” would dock to in order to unload LNG from foreign shores. The primary source of the natural gas would be the Caribbean nation Trinidad and Tobago, according to Liberty’s website. The gas delivered at Port Ambrose would be piped onshore to Long Beach, and from there, to other parts of the New York region. Piping the natural gas to Long Island would require construction of a 21.7-mile-long pipe from Port Ambrose to an existing pipeline that connects New Jersey and Long Island, called the Transco Lateral.

Coast Guard Lt. Jeff Janaro said that Port Ambrose would cost at least “tens of millions” to build.

Part of Liberty’s application materials are viewable on the company’s website and the federal website, Liberty’s website describes its missing materials as “confidential.” Sean Dixon, an attorney with the New Jersey environmental nonprofit Clean Ocean Action who said COA obtained a copy of the entire application via a Freedom of Information Act request, said the application totaled more than 4,000 pages.

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