TYPE: Natural Gas
OPPOSITION: Alabama and Mississippi state governments; Sierra Club; Public Citizen; Coastal Conservation Association
BACKGROUND: ConocoPhillips proposed to build a liquefied natural gas (LNG) receiving, storage, and regasification facility approximately 11 miles off the coast of Dauphin Island, Alabama. The proposed LNG port would be designed for an average delivery of approximately 1.0 billion cubic feet per day of pipeline quality gas. The project would also require about 30 miles of onshore and offshore natural gas transmission pipeline. Concerns over the impact of the project on marine fisheries, as well as grassroots opposition by a host of environmental groups, brought veto threats from Alabama and Mississippi state governments. On June 8, 2006, ConocoPhillips pulled the Compass Port project altogether.
ConocoPhillips projected that the Compass Port project would have cost $1 billion and created 600 jobs.
SOURCES: ConocoPhillips (http://www.intertanko.com/upload/presentations/LNG_NobleP.pdf);
Galveston Daily News (http://galvestondailynews.com/story.lasso?tool=print&ewcd=8e818284bc36ddcf);
Natural Resource Council Canada (http://www.nrc-cnrc.gc.ca/eng/projects/chc/export-terminal.html);
Natural Gas Intelligence (http://intelligencepress.com/features/lng/terminals/lng_terminals.html);
Sierra Club Delta Chapter (http://louisiana.sierraclub.org/lng.asp);
Public Citizen (http://www.citizen.org/cmep/article_redirect.cfm?ID=13775);
Coastal Conservation Association (http://www.joincca.org/Positions/2006/Call%20to%20Action.html).
Last Updated: November 16, 2010