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Liquified Natural Gas (LNG)

04/06/06 - What's the News Saying About It?

by Cal-CASE Californians for Clean Affordable Safe Energy


"There are only a handful of LNG terminals in the U.S., none of them on the West Coast. Rising fuel prices and demand make importing more natural gas an economic necessity; natural gas is also a much cleaner fuel than coal or petroleum, so more imports are environmentally desirable as well."

n      Los Angeles Times editorial, November 28, 2005



"There's no question that a dependable supply of natural gas is vital to California, not only for direct household, commercial and industrial heating, but as raw material for fertilizer and, perhaps most importantly, as a low-polluting fuel for much-needed electric power generation. Nor is there any question that supplies are tight and prices have been rising dramatically."

n      Dan Walters, Sacramento Bee columnist, January 23, 2006



 "Even with those (conservation and alternative) efforts, it's hard to see natural gas going away any time soon. And if California is going to continue to use it, it needs a variety of sources, for reliability of supply and for competition that keeps prices reasonable. That means liquefied natural gas."

n      San Jose Mercury News Editorial, November 3, 2005



"A wide variety of business and agricultural trade groups have signed on to the (pro-LNG) Cal-CASE agenda, including the California Farm Bureau Federation, the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce and the San Diego County Taxpayers Association."

n      North County Times (North San Diego County), December 11, 2005



"The South Bay Association of Chambers of Commerce, among many other groups, is advocating the importation of liquefied natural gas as a means to stabilize energy costs and give businesses more flexibility to expand their operations and create jobs. Obviously, if the state wants to avoid a repeat of rolling blackouts and electricity shortages, it must keep its energy options open."

n      Torrance Daily Breeze Editorial, March 17, 2006



"These terminals are essential to improving the reliability of supplies and preventing the same price gyrations that plague oil and gasoline."

n      Sacramento Bee editorial, November 2, 2005

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