Thursday, September 01, 2005

LNG terminals survive Katrina

If there is an upside to the fearmongering over liquefied natural gas, it is that the facilities are built with every precaution to keep them safe.

The storm struck to the east of Southern Union's Trunkline liquefied natural gas terminal in Lake Charles, said company spokesman Jack Barnett.

The Trunkline LNG Co.'s infrastructure was spared any damage, as were Southern Union's pipelines that originate in the Gulf Coast region.

"Our systems are fine," said Barnett on Tuesday. Southern Union was waiting for the production platforms in the Gulf to begin operations again.

So major natural disasters from Katrina to the Christmas Tsunami are 0-2 against LNG. Not a bad safety record if you ask me.