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Citizens Campaign for the Environment: Meeting New York’s Energy Need Without Broadwater


Broadwater energy, a joint venture between Shell Oil and TransCanada Pipeline, is proposing to build a floating storage and regasification unit (FSRU). The unit would receive, store, and regasify liquefied natural gas (LNG) from oversea gas fields.

Proposed for the middle of Long Island Sound, the LNG barge would require a 25-mile pipeline dug into the bottom of the Sound to connect the facility to the existing Iroquois pipeline. Two to three tankers, carrying up to 2 to 5 billion cubic feet of natural gas, would deliver LNG to the facility every week. Each tanker would take up to 15 hours to offload into the FSRU. The FSRU would be able to store 8 billion cubic feet of natural gas and plans to deliver 1 billion cubic feet per day into the Iroquois pipeline.

A comprehensive energy plan should encompass a variety of energy initiatives and technologies including: renewable energy, energy conservation, pipelines, and repowering antiquated power plants. An energy plan that relies almost exclusively on one source of power and centralizes our energy infrastructure has the greatest potential of putting the public at risk. Establishing a single source of energy for our region, such as Broadwater, puts our regional economy and the public in immense jeopardy of price vulnerability from the chronically unstable governments of several major LNG producing foreign nations.

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Citizens Campaign for the Environment
225A Main Street
Farmingdale, New York 11735
January 2007 and its also non-profit sister websites,,,,, and are all owned by John Donovan. There is also a Wikipedia article.

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