Skip to comments.Mayor seeks to block tankers Wants Yemen gas delivery offshore
Posted on 01/01/2010 5:34:02 PM PST by LurkedLongEnough
Mayor Thomas M. Menino said yesterday he will ask Bostons lawyers to see whether the city can block Yemeni tankers from delivering liquefied natural gas into Boston Harbor, calling such deliveries wrong.
Were in extraordinary times that call for extraordinary measures to ensure the safety of our city, the mayor said in an interview. They cannot be coming into a harbor like Boston, where there is less than 50 feet between the tankers and residential areas.
The Globe reported yesterday that shipments of liquefied natural gas from Yemen are scheduled to arrive for the first time in Boston as early as February. Coast Guard officials are reviewing the plan and said yesterday they have not yet decided whether the shipments will be allowed to enter the harbor and dock at the LNG terminal in Everett.
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“Past studies have concluded that a liquefied natural gas leak in Boston Harbor could catch fire and even explode, threatening people more than three-quarters of a mile away.”
What this story fails to mention is that the Mayor of Boston *LITERRALY* has an IQ of lest than 75.I kid you not!
The solution is simple enough. Have the LNG connect via a buoy located a couple miles out.
Were in extraordinary times that call for extraordinary measures to ensure the safety of our city, the mayor said in an interview.”
did they have an interpreter on hand? How do they KNOW that is what he said? He might have been ordering a pizza...
Geeze,I hope nobody starts to question *my* IQ!
LNG is bad stuff and would be INCREDIBLY attractive to terrorists. Moor that ship out on a buoy, please!
That’s what the mayor has suggested.
I think I would be rather nervous about this as well, considering the world we live in.
Oh,so you're *familiar* with our anything-but-beloved Mayor.Hizzonor will never be mistaken for an MIT grad,that's for sure.
Algerian tankers have been landing in Everett Mass and bringing in natural gas for decades. Somehow foreign gas is cheaper than American? Is Yemeni natgas cheaper than Algerian?
I’ll bet they (Massachusetts) are locked in long term because US natgas has plunged in price
Don’t agonize over the ship, the real risk is the storage tanks.
On the other hand, all the Sand Savages might do is remove the epicenter of Taxachussetts Liberalism.
I would miss the museums, but that might well be balanced by the removal of all those Big Sh*tty government trough feeders.
Algerian tankers have been landing in Everett Mass and bringing in natural gas for decades.
Everett MA recieved its first load of LNG back in 1971.
By BEN RAINES
ExxonMobil Corp. is abandoning its attempt to build a docking terminal on Mobile Bay for supertankers carrying liquefied natural gas, according to a Thursday statement from the company. The proposed $600 million facility would have unloaded superchilled natural gas, or LNG, from ships arriving from the Middle East.
Officials with the Houston-based company had said the terminal would create 50 permanent jobs and would ensure that natural gas supplies in the area remained competitively priced.
But opponents echoed a number of LNG scientists, who said that a terminal on Mobile Bay could pose significant safety threats, particularly if an LNG tanker was involved in a worst-case accident or a terror attack.
Darn, there must still be some other way to offend them.
You have got to be kidding. Floating bombs from Yeman come to mind. Immagine a giant floating propane bottle. I believe this could be as bad as the Texas City disaster if that much LNG was set up to "accidentally" blow... I wouldn't take the chance. Rig up a couple of miles of line and offload it from afar, or not at all. Where is DHS and Neo-polit'ical'an'o on this?
Oh,so you’re *familiar* with our anything-but-beloved Mayor.Hizzonor will never be mistaken for an MIT grad,that’s for sure.
Howie Carr calls him “Mumbles”...one of his better nicknames...
The mayor is clearly a bigot./s
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