>FERC Reaffirms Order Authorizing AES Sparrows Point LNG Terminal

>Today, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) reaffirmed its Jan. 15, 2009, order authorizing the AES Sparrows Point LNG LLC (AES) import terminal near Dundalk in Baltimore County, Md., and the related Mid-Atlantic LLC (Mid-Atlantic) pipeline project. Read FERC’s press release.

The AES terminal will include two ship berths, three LNG storage tanks, each with a nominal working volume of approximately 1,006,000 barrels, and regasification facilities able to send out gas at a rate of up to 1.5 billion standard cubic feet per day, which would be transported through the 88-mile Mid-Atlantic pipeline to Eagle, Pa., where the new pipeline would interconnect with several existing interstate pipelines serving customers in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast.

FERC denied late motions to intervene, requests for a supplemental environmental impact statement and requests for stay because the petitioners raised no new specific issues or facts that had not already been addressed in the previous order or in FERC staff’s environmental analyses.