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LNG: A Level-Headed Look at the Liquefied Natural Gas Controversy

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Americans all have to face tough decisions about fossil fuel consumption. Natural gas is an important component in our fuel budget, and with domestic natural gas resources depleting significantly, energy companies are looking to import more. The best way to transport natural gas is to liquefy it, but more LNG necessitates more facilities to deal with it. Complex major issues of energy use and safety are being brought down to “in my backyard” context for millions of Americans, who now need balanced information about LNG and its industry so they can make informed decisions about whether they want to be neighbors of an LNG facility. Frustrated by the exaggerations and oversimplifications being promulgated by both the pro- and anti-LNG debaters, author Virginia Thorndike set out to research and write an even-handed book about LNG for all of us.

Book News Annotation:

Although natural gas supplies about a quarter of the energy consumed in the US, it is imported through only five installations. About 20 more have been proposed, but are still undergoing the application process. One of the reasons for this delay is that communities are unsure that liquefied natural gas (LNG) is environmentally friendly, safe to be processed around humans and animals, and necessary if the US begins its intentions to reduce energy use in earnest. Independent researcher Thorndike provides the arguments for both sides of the issue, explaining the LNG distribution in the US, deepwater operations, LNG carriers and their crews, LNG characteristics and hazards, questions of cost and supply, licensing, the possibility of terrorism, standards and the very different results experienced by two different regions. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

36til recently, natural gas has not been in the limelight, but that situation is changing fast. Complex issues of energy use and safety are being brought down to in my backyard context for millions of Americans. This book provides balanced information about LNG so people can make informed decisions about whether they want to be neighbors of an LNG facility.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780892727018
Author:
Thorndike, Virginia L.
Publisher:
Down East Books
Subject:
Natural Resources
Subject:
Liquefied natural gas.
Subject:
Real Estate - General
Subject:
General Political Science
Subject:
Environmental Studies-Environment
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
April 2007
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
8.70x6.19x.58 in. .84 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , 36til recently, natural gas has not been in the limelight, but that situation is changing fast. Complex issues of energy use and safety are being brought down to in my backyard context for millions of Americans. This book provides balanced information about LNG so people can make informed decisions about whether they want to be neighbors of an LNG facility.
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