Large-scale infrastructure projects
Option 2: LNG Import Terminal
This option involves building the infrastructure necessary to accommodate LNG carrier ships, including an LNG receiving facility, onshore storage, regasification and transportation components. Such a facility would be able to accommodate peak demand and be managed to help meet daily demand during the year. It will, however, require changes to or a waiver of existing New York State law that limits land storage of natural gas.
400 MDth/day capacity
Highly reliable, however, more vulnerable to weather/severe weather events than the LNG Deepwater Port or LNG Barge options.
Solution Portfolio Cost
$2.46 Billion–$2.78 Billion
Equivalent or slightly higher than those associated with the Offshore LNG Deepwater Port, and higher than pipeline development. GHG emissions present a climate impact 10–15% greater than a standard natural gas solution. Significant impact to the community resulting from construction and operation.
Requirements for Implementation
Pending necessary change of NYS law, estimated timeline to completion is 5–6 years.