Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Taking up the Fight


Today we're launching our effort to gets boats like this one out of Boston Harbor. They carry liquefied natural gas, a substance that can be explosive, flammable, and simply dangerous to those of us who live around the harbor.

Boston Harbor is the only urban area in the world that is home to an LNG terminal. Sixty times a year, these dangerous ships come into the harbor and float past our homes and businesses. One study found more than 500,000 people would be harmed by an LNG explosion in the harbor. Since September 11, there has been the added fear of terrorist attacks.

Now, there is talk of expanding the capacity of the Chelsea Creek terminal with a pipeline to the North Shore. That would bring the annual ship total to nearly 100. Essentially, twice a week we would all be in danger.

Enough.

We are ready to fight for our safety. We want local, state and federal leaders to take up our case and protect us. Massachusetts has a number of proposals (including two offshore and one on an barren island on the fringe of Boston Harbor) for creating a new LNG terminal that would potentially reduce the LNG traffic the harbor, and would certainly eliminate the need for more capacity at Chelsea Creek.

To be successful, we need your voice. Please send us an e-mail (click here), or hit the comment button below. We want to make it clear to our public officials that we aren't going to risk our safety any more.

As this issue moves along, we'll be posting here regularly. We'll post news stories, give notice to pertinent community meetings, and generally work as a clearinghouse for all LNG news and information. Stop by regularly, and tell a neighbor about us. The more voices we have, the clearer we'll be that we need a LNG solution.

42 Comments:

At 3:39 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why even use LNG? There are other easier and safer sources of energy, but the US Government is unwilling to promote them. Most notably the hydrogen feul-cell project, which would permanently solve all our energy problems.

 
At 1:04 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The truth of the matter is this. LNG Tankers are an easy target,but not as much for the terrorists as they are for The Mayor of Boston. He Continually brings up the danger of the LNG ships passing through his harbor to Everett roughly once every week, under very tight security, but he never brings up the Tankers carrying the more volitale Aviation Fuel and good 'ole Gasoline that are here EVERY DAY. and not just one tanker every day several sometimes as many as 5 and that's just in the Chelsea Creek. That's not including the EXXON/MOBIL Terminal in Everett that is one of the companies largest in the world (as far as product transferred). These tankers enter the harbor using the same channel as the LNG ship's without one Police escort. Why is that? I don't have the answer but i could speculate that it has something to do with the fact that Mayor Mennino's city houses the majority of the Fuel terminals in the harbor and shedding a light on this may cause him to foot the bill for the security for these vessels. but that's just my opinion. I do applaud what you are trying to get accomplished here but lets look at all the porblems not just an easy shot at the LNG ships.

 
At 8:51 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

In answer to your question of why LNG ships are treated differently than other fuel shipments, its because the USCG, law enforcement, and Mayor Menino realize the difference that apparently escapes some. LNG is far more dangerous than the other hydrocarbons coming into the harbor because of its unique properties. It is being stored at -260˚ which means it is surrounded by temperatures 300˚ hotter than its boiling point. Any spill and that liquid expands 600 times into a cold, flammable, potentially explosive gas, clinging to the ground or water, looking for a source of ignition.

Accidents with other fuels can make a mess and even result in a nasty fire, but LNG is unique in the risks it imposes on nearby populations.

 
At 5:06 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Brendan, you clearly show your ignorance. Just where do you think the hydrogen is manufactored from? The number one source is from natural gas. Alternatives are coal. Finally there is the possability from electrolysis using electricity from wind, solar or some other renewables. But that is right, you don't want windmills either.

 
At 1:11 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cliff I have to disagree. The reason I feel LNG is treated differently from other shipments is this: Gas, Fuel oil, and Aviation Fuel could easily be shipped By truck to our area from other larger ports such as N.Y.,Portland Me., Portsmouth N.H., So if Pols put the Screws to these other Companies like they do to the LNG co. Those Fuel companies would pack up and leave, therefore causing each of the cities (Chelsea,Revere,Boston,etc.) to make up for a huge commercial tax base that these companies pay into and not to mention the jobs. The oil companies don't care because they are already operating in the other ports I mentioned so it would mean more cost to the buyers (us). Again this is just my opinion.
Now Here is not my opinion but the facts about LNG. Cliff you are correct in saying that it is transferred as a liquid @-260, but the tuth is when vaporized LNG will only burn at 5%-15% concerntration when mixed with air.So in simple terms if a large spill occured it would b to rich to burnand if a small spill it would be to lean to burn. that being said LNG vapor can't expode in an unconfined area. Here comes the real technical stuff get ready: Vapor density (V.D.)is what we use to measure a gas and its realitive weight to air. In your statement you aid LNG vapor would hug the ground and water to seek an ignition source, that simply put is not true. here's why LNG in it's gasious state has a V.D. of 0.7-0.9 which means it is lighter than air so that means it wouldn't hug the ground or water it would simply evaporate. But Gasoline , and the other products that I mentioned are heavier than air (1.11-2.5) So thats all the more reason why the other fuels should also be looked at. I know this seems I'm for LNG and I'm not for or against it, I am against taregting one product when it clearly doesn't pose the greatest danger.

 
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