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New Plan to Transport Liquefied Natural Gas

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People around Savannah came out for a community meeting tonight to discuss a new plan surrounding the liquefied natural gas terminal on Elba Island.
Shell and Kinder Morgan are combining on the project, which would cost between 1 and 1.5 billion dollars. 
Instead of importing LNG to the United States, the plant would be changed so it would export the natural gas to other countries instead. 
And it would all be sent through a pipeline and then taken by ship off the island.
"This project has nothing to do with trucking LNG through the city. In fact as a result of this new export LNG project, the final pump stations will be dismantled on the island. We need the space for the MMLS equipment so there's absolutely no LNG trucking in this project," says Maggie Hawkins.
Back in 2011, the plant pulled their application to truck liquefied natural gas through Savannah after massive public outcry. 
This process is far from over.  Environmental studies will be done, and another public comment period will take place before the federal energy regulatory commission decides to approve the project. 
All that won't happen until late this year or early 2014.


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