Hess revives plan for NJ liquefied gas terminal

November 11, 2009 5:32:47 AM PST
Plans to bring a liquefied natural gas terminal to southern New Jersey are back on the table.

Hess LNG says it's studying the same Logan Township location where BP tried and failed to build a terminal.

Opponents of liquefied natural gas facilities say they're ripe for terrorist attacks.

BP gave up last year after a five-year clash with environmentalists. One major blow came when the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that Delaware could veto construction of a pier.

Hess says it plans to build a smaller pier to keep it out of Delaware's water.

The company says the LNG project would mean 300 to 500 construction jobs over three years, then up to 100 permanent workers in Gloucester County. Oil refineries in the county have recently announced layoffs.

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Information from: Courier-Post, http://www.courierpostonline.com/


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