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Lawsuit Claims LNG Could Worsen California Air Quality

In a lawsuit filed in state court against the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), the South Coast Air Quality Management District alleges that the burning of regasified LNG that complies with new gas composition specifications approved by the
January 24, 2007

In a lawsuit filed in state court against the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), the South Coast Air Quality Management District alleges that the burning of regasified LNG that complies with new gas composition specifications approved by the CPUC in September may exacerbate air pollution in the state. According to the Commission’s president, air quality will not worsen under the new standard. The Associated Press article is carried via Energy Central Professional. [Subscription required]

[LNGLawBlog notes that nitrogen is an inert gas that is used to reduce the heat content of regasified LNG, not hydrogen as this article states. AP published a correction on January 25.]

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