January 29, 2018: update here.
See this post -- Massachusetts importing natural gas from Russia. Tanker to arrive this weekend; a second one is scheduled to arrive February 15, 2018. This gives me a chance to re-post my favorite map:
The story is here.
The tanker carrying Russian natural gas that’s been sitting outside of Boston Harbor for days will probably land over the weekend, according to the U.S. Coast Guard.
The Gaselys carries liquefied natural gas originally produced in Siberia, according to vessel tracking data. The ship, poised to dock at Engie SA’s Everett import terminal, would be the first LNG shipment from anywhere other than Trinidad and Tobago in about three years.
“It is expected to be in the port over the weekend,” Luke Pinneo, chief petty officer at the U.S. Coast Guard in Boston, said in a telephone interview.
The delay in bringing the ship into the harbor “is not unusual,’’ according to Pinneo. Inspections can take as long as three days, depending on the time line for getting a Coast Guard boat with a boarding team to it and the specific safety concerns being addressed.What's unusual is importing natural gas from Siberia when there is ample supply just a few miles to the west.
Sort of reminds me of a Geico commercial.