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Failure to Reach International Agreement on LNG Tanker Transit Could Hinder Plans for Passamaquoddy Bay Projects

James McPherson, the U.S. Coast Guard’s Captain of the Port for Northern New England, told the Telegraph-Journal (New Brunswick, Canada) that a failure to reach an agreement between American and Canadian authorities regarding LNG vessel transit through C
January 11, 2009

James McPherson, the U.S. Coast Guard’s Captain of the Port for Northern New England, told the Telegraph-Journal (New Brunswick, Canada) that a failure to reach an agreement between American and Canadian authorities regarding LNG vessel transit through Canadian waters could hinder the construction of the LNG terminals proposed for the Passamaquoddy Bay area in Maine, including Downeast LNG’s proposed project. McPherson notes that the Coast Guard is “going to need the co-operation of the Canadian government for some kind of security plan and if we don’t get it that will seriously impact our ability to allow the vessels to [transit Canadian waters to reach potential terminal sites].”

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